Boat capsize in Nigeen lake, 2 bodies recovered

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SRINAGAR: The bodies of two persons who died in a tragic accident after their boat capsized amid windstorm on Tuesday here in Nigeen lake has been recovered.
The boat carrying five persons including the boatmen had gone to attend a marriage function when their boat capsized due to strong winds.
According to police officials, three of them had managed to swim back, however two of them tragically drowned.
The deceased persons have been identified as Sajad Ahmad of Hafiz Bagh and Umar lalpuri of Ellahi Bagh area of Srinagar.
The body of Umar was retrieved early today while as Sajad’s body was retrieved in the afternoon.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah while confirming said that the bodies have been recovered.
“Due to the windstorm yesterday, there was a tragic incident of boat capsize. Total of five passengers in the boat out of which three were rescued immediately and two had tragically drowned. The bodies have been retrieved after hectic efforts today,” he wrote on his twitter handle.