By: Javeed Malik MK
Many houseboats in the recent past have been damaged on the waters of river Jhelum due to the receding of water level. Some of them with the help of fire services teams were able to bring out the waters from the boats.
Latest to fall the victim was the houseboat owner near Rajbagh Ghat when his boat sank and the water started gushing in.
The family is now looking for some space on the bund to pitch a tent as they have no other home according to them.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), owner of houseboat HB Delhi, Abdul Khaliq Guru said the houseboat sank all of a sudden last night and it has suffered extensive damage.
He claimed that the houseboat has suffered damage of Rs 50 lakh approximately and appealed to the government to provide compensation.
With KNO inputs