IIOJK family rendered homeless as houseboat sinks in river Jhelum

Srinagar, July 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a family of five members was rendered homeless after a houseboat, they were living in, sank in river Jhelum in Srinagar late Thursday night.

The houseboat capsized during the intervening night of Thursday-Friday at river Jhelum near Lal Mandi.

Members of the unfortunate family told media that they have been rendered homeless after their houseboat sank into river Jhelum. “We had a narrow escape as water entered the houseboat and it sank, while we jumped out of it and saved themselves from drowning. However, 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, 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 meet the repairing cost.

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