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Dal Lake houseboats fireplace: Three foreign tourists killed, eight others rescued

Three foreign tourists were killed and eight others were rescued after a enormous fireplace broke out on houseboats within the Dal Lake of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (Nov 11) morning. The fireplace unfold fast and engulfed five houseboats particularly Safeena, Sabreena, Young Gulshan, Lala Rukh, and Khar Palace. The three deceased tourists were from Bangladesh and were staying within the Safeena houseboat.

The eight other tourists were rescued and evacuated to safety by timely and heroic circulation by joint efforts of the Srinagar Police, the Enlighten Catastrophe Response Force (SDRF) and the vacationer police among others.

The fireplace broke out at round 5.15 am on Saturday and fireplace carrier officers rushed to the procedure on getting recordsdata.

Speaking to the records company ANI, Enlighten Rental Officer Fire Provider Farooq Ahmad acknowledged, “Some 5-8 houseboats and huts were gutted within the fireplace. We are going to no longer name the source of this fireplace, we are identifying it.

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“We started the rescue operation as we explain and asked for the manpower from the headquarters…The topic is below shield a watch on…There were five houseboats and eight huts…Now we get rescued tourists furthermore,” Ahmad added.

(With inputs from companies)

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