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Srinagar Boat Tragedy: Minor boy’s body retrieved after 11 days

In a tragic incident, the body of a minor boy who drowned in the Jhelum River in Gandabal, Srinagar, 11 days ago was recovered near the Old Zero Bridge in Raj Bagh. The retrieval comes after an extensive search effort following the boat capsizing incident on April 16. According to officials, the body was found on Friday afternoon, adding to the toll of six fatalities and three missing individuals from the same incident.

Efforts to locate the missing individuals have been ongoing since the boat capsized. The community has been deeply affected by the tragedy, with authorities and locals collaborating in search and recovery operations. The retrieval of the boy’s body near the Old Zero Bridge marks a significant development in the ongoing efforts to bring closure to the families affected by the incident.

The tragic incident underscores the importance of safety measures and precautions, particularly in areas prone to such accidents. It also highlights the resilience and solidarity of communities in times of crisis, as efforts continue to recover those still missing. The authorities have shifted the retrieved body to SMHS Srinagar for necessary medico-legal procedures.

As the community mourns the loss of lives and prays for the safe return of the missing individuals, attention turns towards ensuring enhanced safety protocols to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the unpredictable nature of water bodies and the importance of adhering to safety guidelines during water-related activities.

In the wake of this unfortunate event, it is imperative for authorities to conduct thorough investigations to determine the cause of the boat capsizing and to implement necessary measures to prevent such incidents from occurring again. The recovery of the boy’s body offers some closure to the grieving families, yet the search for the missing individuals continues, emphasizing the ongoing challenges faced in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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