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Boat capsize tragedy: Jammu and Kashmir govt provides ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each to victims' families

Six persons drowned in the river while three others are still missing after a boat carrying 19 persons capsized

PTI Srinagar Published 17.04.24, 09:43 PM
Rescuers search for missing persons in the Jhelum river during a rescue operation on the second day after a boat capsized in the river the day before, claiming six lives

Rescuers search for missing persons in the Jhelum river during a rescue operation on the second day after a boat capsized in the river the day before, claiming six lives PTI

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday provided an ex-gratia relief of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of the victims of the boat capsize tragedy.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, V K Bhiduri and Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Bilal Mohiuddin visited Gandbal and met the families of the victims who drowned in the Jhelum river on Tuesday, an official spokesman said.

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He said the officials consoled the loss the life and provided an ex-gratia of Rs five Lakh to the next of kin of each deceased.

Six persons drowned in the river while three others are still missing after a boat carrying 19 persons capsized. Ten people were rescued.

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