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Boat capsizes in Kashmir's Jhelum River, police recover 4 school bags; six feared dead
Representative image of Jhelum River/ courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Boat capsizes in Kashmir's Jhelum River, police recover 4 school bags; six feared dead

| @indiablooms | 16 Apr 2024, 11:18 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: At least six people including school students drowned after a boat capsized in Jhelum River in Srinagar on Tuesday morning, media reports said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday recovered the four school bags from the river Jhelum at Chattabal Veir.

According to reports, three people are still missing.

A police official told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they spotted four bags floating on river Jhelum at Chattabal Veir.

"These bags seem to be of the students who drowned at Gandbal this morning,” he said.

So far, six people including their mother and her two siblings have died in the tragic incident that has left the entire valley in a state of grief, media reports said.

The search operation in the area is still on.

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