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6 Dead, 10 Missing After Boat Capsizes in Srinagar Jhelum River

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Tragedy struck the serene waters of the Jhelum River in Srinagar’s Ganderbal district as a boat capsized, leaving six people dead and ten others missing. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the local community.

What Exactly Happened in Srinagar

The ill-fated boat was ferrying passengers from Gandarbal to Batwara when it overturned. Among the passengers were several minors and local residents. The sudden capsize caught everyone off guard, plunging them into the cold river waters.

Rescue Operations Underway

As news of the disaster spread, rescue teams sprang into action. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) swiftly deployed personnel to the site. Their mission: to locate and save those still unaccounted for. The relentless efforts of these brave responders continue as they comb the riverbanks and search for survivors.

Adverse Weather Conditions in Srinagar

Incessant rains over the past few days have led to rising water levels in the Jhelum River and other water bodies across Jammu and Kashmir. The combination of heavy rainfall and strong currents likely contributed to the boat’s tragic overturning.

Mourning and Hope

As families anxiously await news of their loved ones, the community gathers in grief. The loss of life is a painful reminder of the unpredictable forces of nature. Yet, amidst the sorrow, there remains hope that the missing passengers will be found alive.

Safety Measures and Vigilance

This heartbreaking incident underscores the importance of safety precautions during adverse weather conditions. Authorities must continue to monitor water levels and enforce strict guidelines for boat operators. The tragedy in Srinagar serves as a somber reminder that vigilance can save lives.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ families during this difficult time. May those missing be found soon, and may the departed souls rest in peace.

Note: This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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