River Police rescue all family members after a houseboat started sinking


The River Police in Srinagar evacuated all the family members safely after a houseboat (dinghy) started sub-merging in the river Jehlum after the heavy rains on Monday.

An official said that a houseboat meant for residential purposes started sinking near the banks of river Jehlum near Lambert Lane Bund in Srinagar.

The official told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that all the family members were rescued in the nick of time.

The houseboat belonged to Ghulam Qadir Ghasi son of Asadullah Ghasi who said they have been rendered homeless as the houseboat has suffered extensive damage.

“We appeal to the administration to ensure the rehabilitation of my family. I have no other place to live in,” he said. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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