6 People Drowned, 5 Rescued, 3 Missing As Boat Capsizes In Batwara Srinagar

Massive Rescue Operation Underway, Top officers At Spot

Srinagar: In a heart wrenching incident, 6 people including five minor students were drowned, five were rescued while three others are missing after a boat capsized in river Jhelum near Batwara Srinagar early on Tuesday morning.

Official sources told GNS that the boat ferrying minor students to a local school capsized leading to the death of 5 minors and the boat while 5 students were rescued by rescuers.

They said soon after the news, a massive rescue operation was launched by SDRF, NDRF, local police besides locals.

Immediately, 11 people were found and were shifted to hospital however six of them were declared dead on arrival while 5 others have been admitted.

They said massive searches are underway to find three other missing students.

They said Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IGP, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and SSP Srinagar are at Gandbal Batwara and are monitoring the rescue operations.

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