2 die, 6 others injured as boat capsizes in Lidder

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/19/2019 1:24:50 PM

SRINAGAR, June 18: Two persons were killed and 8 others injured as a boat capsized during a rafting championship in Lidder rivulet in Pahalgam today.
The championship was named after Rouf Ahmad Dar - a tourist guide who lost his life while saving the lives of five tourists in a boat capsizing incident on the evening of May 31.
Reports said that a boat carrying eight people capsized in fast-flowing Lidder near Pahalgam, resulting in the death of employee identified as Rinku Raja and a female participant Sanjna from Jammu and six others were injured.
Following the incident, a joint team of SDRF, police and local volunteers began their operation and they were all rescued and subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared Rinku and Sanjna as brought dead.
However, among the injured persons, one seriously injured person was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment and the rest are being locally treated.
The three-day championship - Rouf Memorial State Rafting Championship began yesterday in which 12 teams from all the three regions of the state are participating.

 

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