Tragedy Strikes: Boat Capsizes in Jhelum River

Tragedy Strikes: Boat Capsizes in Jhelum River

At least six individuals, including four children, have tragically lost their lives in a boat capsizing incident in the Jhelum river near Srinagar city outskirts. The incident has left several others missing, prompting a swift response from rescue teams.

Casualties and Rescue Efforts

  • Muzaffar Zargar, medical superintendent at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital, confirmed the death toll at six, with three individuals currently under medical care.
  • The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has initiated rescue operations. Initial reports indicate the rescue of 12 children, who are receiving treatment at a nearby medical facility. However, the search for others continues.

Factors Contributing to the Incident

  • Recent incessant rains have led to a rise in water levels across various bodies of water, including the Jhelum river.
  • The capsized boat was transporting children from Gandbal to Batwara in Srinagar when the tragedy occurred.

Official Statements

  • Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Srinagar, provided details on the incident. He reported that 15 individuals, including 7 minors and 8 adults, were aboard the boat when it capsized.
  • Despite the efforts of multiple rescue teams, including the NDRF, SDRF, and Army, three individuals remain unaccounted for, as the rescue operation continues.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

  1. How many individuals, including children, have died in the boat capsizing incident in the Jhelum river?
    • A) Three
    • B) Four
    • C) Five
    • D) Six
    • Answer: D) Six
  2. Who confirmed the death toll and provided information about the individuals under medical care?
    • A) Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat
    • B) Muzaffar Zargar
    • C) State Disaster Response Force (SDRF)
    • D) National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
    • Answer: B) Muzaffar Zargar
  3. What factor has contributed to the increase in water levels in the Jhelum river?
    • A) Earthquake
    • B) Drought
    • C) Incessant rains
    • D) Snowmelt
    • Answer: C) Incessant rains
  4. Where was the boat heading when it capsized?
    • A) Gandbal to Batwara
    • B) Batwara to Gandbal
    • C) Srinagar to Gandbal
    • D) Gandbal to Srinagar
    • Answer: A) Gandbal to Batwara
  5. How many individuals, including minors and adults, were aboard the capsized boat according to Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat?
    • A) Eight
    • B) Nine
    • C) Ten
    • D) Fifteen
    • Answer: D) Fifteen