Snowfall: 39 stranded families rescued in Kashmir

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Srinagar

District Administration, Srinagar along with Police rescued 37 stranded nomadic families in Tehsil Panthachowk in the wake of heavy snowfall. These families were provided accommodation at Panthachowk apart from blankets, ration and assistance for basic needs, an official spokesman in a statement said.

Nomadic families rescue in Srinagar

He said that nomadic families along with livestock were on way to Poonch district. Tehsildar Panthachowk Younis Bangroo under the supervision of SDM East Sandeep Singh Bali provided the assistance on behalf of district administration.

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

12 members of 2 families residing in a houseboat in River Jhelum were rescued by authorities.

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, said an official spokesman.

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