Houseboat submerged in Kashmir’s Dal Lake, seven tourists from Haryana narrowly left

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The houseboat named Kolahai suddenly sank in the water in Dal Lake. 7 tourists and 5 family members of the houseboat owner were present in that houseboat at the time of the incident. The owner of the houseboat, Mohammad Yusuf said that 7 tourists from Haryana were staying in my houseboat.

Srinagar, Dialogue Associate. Twelve people, including 7 tourists, who were staying in a houseboat located in the famous Dal Lake, narrowly escaped when the house boat sank in the water on Thursday morning.

According to the information, a houseboat named Kolahai suddenly sank in the water in Dal Lake on Thursday morning. It is said that 7 tourists and 5 family members of the houseboat owner were present in that houseboat at the time of the incident. The owner of the houseboat, Mohammad Yusuf said that 7 tourists from Haryana were staying in my houseboat. We were serving him tea and breakfast on Thursday morning when in the meantime we felt that our houseboat had become unbalanced.

We got alert and when we got out and checked, we found that our houseboat was going down in the water. We immediately alerted our guests and meanwhile informed our neighboring houseboats as well. He took rescue action and took his shikara boat to our houseboat and we first took those seven guests staying in our houseboat to a safe place through shikara boat and then after that I and four more people of my family also through that boat to a safe place. reached.

Mohammad Yusuf said that if the incident had happened in the night, we would not have even known and we would have drowned in the lake along with the houseboat and our bodies could not be found as the Dal Lake is also in spate due to the recent rains. Mohammad Yusuf said, “My houseboat has become old. I want to repair it and in this regard I had sought permission from the concerned department many times but they did not pay any attention.

Yusuf said that due to the indifference of the concerned department, he has become homeless today, as his houseboat has been badly damaged in this incident and he has not been able to live. He appealed to the administration for compensation and permission to repair his damaged houseboat.

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