Jammu & Kashmir

‘Can’t afford repairing’: Family 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 the river Jhelum near Museum in Lal Mandi locality of Srinagar late last night.

The family said that they have been rendered homeless after their house boat sank into river Jhelum last night.

The family members had a narrow escape as water entered the houseboat and it sank, while they jumped out of it and saved themselves from drowning.

“We have now been rendered homeless as we don’t have 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. (KNO)


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