The houseboats anchored on Dal Lake, an space standard with vacationers.
ByThe Related Press
November 11, 2023, 8:59 AM
SRINAGAR, India — A large fireplace Saturday engulfed a number of picket houseboats anchored in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s standard Dal Lake and three charred our bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, officers stated.
The three have been vacationers from Bangladesh who have been staying on one of many gutted houseboats, the police stated in an announcement.
5 houseboats and a few huts embedded in water have been lowered to ashes within the intense blaze that was extinguished after practically two hours by fireplace engines in Srinagar, the primary metropolis in Indian-controlled Kashmir, stated Mir Aqib, a hearth officer.
The reason for the hearth is being investigated. Aqib stated some cooking fuel cylinders exploded after the blaze began within the houseboats the place vacationers from outdoors Kashmir come and keep.
Some houseboats anchored close by have been faraway from the positioning, police stated.
Boat rides in Dal Lake are highly regarded with vacationers who additionally keep there throughout their go to to Srinagar, the primary metropolis in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since British colonialists gave them independence in 1947. Each international locations declare Kashmir in its entirety and have fought two wars over its management.