Gusty Winds: 2 Minors Rescued From Manasbal Lake

SRINAGAR: The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) rescued two minor boys who were stuck in Manasbal Lake in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday.

Quoting officials news agency KNO reported that amid strong winds, two minors were stuck in the lake, however, Quick Reaction Teams (ORTs) started rescue operations and evacuated the duo to safe locations.

“There is a proper mechanism through which rescue operations are carried out. Today as there were gusty winds, our teams rescued two minor duos to safe places to avoid any untoward incident” DySP SDRF Bashir Ahmad said. He said an advisory has been already issued not to go near the Manasbal lake.

Meanwhile, authorities issued a weather advisory wherein it urged people to suspend shikhara rides in Dal Lake and other water bodies.

Tourists and trekkers were advised to suspend trekking for the next 36-48 hours, it said.

Further, farmers were advised to stop activity in open fields because of thunderstorms and lightning.

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