Family Of Five Rendered Homeless As Houseboat Sinks In Jhelum

SRINAGAR: A family of five members was rendered homeless after a houseboat, they were living in, sank in river Jhelum near the Museum in Lal Mandi locality of Srinagar late last night.

Houseboat capsized during the intervening night of Thursday-Friday at river Jhelum near Lal Mandi. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Quoting family members news agency KNO reported that they have been rendered homeless after their houseboat sank into river Jhelum last night.

“They had a narrow escape as water entered the houseboat and it sank, while they jumped out of it and saved themselves from drowning. However, we have now been rendered homeless as we don’t any shelter where we can live. We are now putting up in neighbours houseboat,” said Mohammad Ashraf Kahankhasi, owner of the houseboat.

He said that he cannot afford to repair the houseboat on his own as it cost around 1.5 lakh to repair the same, while they don’t have the resources to afford the repairing cost.


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