Srinagar- Two people, including a tourist from Uttarakhand are feared dead in an accident in the high altitude Tarsar Lake in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said Wednesday.
According to officials, the district administration Anantnag launched an operation to rescue a group of 13 people who were on an expedition to Tarsar lake.
“It was given out that of these 13 people a tourist and a guide are feared dead and efforts are on to locate their bodies while 11 others have reached back safely,” they said.
They said that a special team of rescuers comprising trained personnel from Revenue, Police and NDRF were pressed into service.
The group of people had been sightseeing at Tarsar when they were washed away on a makeshift bridge due to a strong current.
The two missing persons are Dr Mahesh from Uttarakhand and Shakeel Ahmad from Gagangeer Ganderbal.
Meanwhile authorities in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday said they have rescued twenty-five tourists stuck near Sinthan Top road.
“Under the supervision of DC Anantnag, a joint rescue operation was launched by administration of Sub-Division Kokernag (Revenue, Police and NHIDCL) and administration of Sub-Division Chatroo (Revenue and police) under supervision of DMs Kokernag and Chatroo on June 22, 2022 at around 11 am during which half a dozen vehicles carrying 25 tourists, locals, supplies stuck near Sinthan Top road were rescued”, said a district administration official adding the road was blocked due to fresh snowfall landslide.
“Tehsildars and SHOs of both the sides were closely monitoring the operation under supervision of SDPO Kokernag with the army’s 19 RR on standby”, they said.
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