12 rescued from Houseboat, accommodated

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Srinagar: At least 12 members of 2 families residing in a houseboat in River Jhelum were rescued with timely intervention of authorities. The houseboat owned by the families sank this evening due to imbalance leaving the families in distress.

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers from departments, members of flood control, SDRF and police reached the spot. The rescued families were provided accommodation in local hotel. A team headed by Tehsildar South along with SHO Kothibagh shifted the families to hotel and provided financial assistance, blankets and ration.

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