Two persons were hospitalised in a critical condition after they were rescued from a river after their boat capsized in tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir on Tuesday.
Initial reports suggested that a boat with at least five persons on board capsized in Lidder river.
An operation was immediately launched and all five persons were rescued from the river, they said.
However, two of them – a man and a woman, both residents of Jammu – had to be hospitalised.
An official at the district hospital Anantang said their condition is critical.
On May 31, a Kashmiri tourist guide Rouf Ahmad Dar died while saving five tourists after a similar boat capsize.
Reports said that today’s mishap took place during a championship organised in memory of Dar.
Those hospitalised were identified as Rinku Raja, an employee of the tourism department and a female participant Sanjna, reported news agency GNS.
Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel said that the three-day championship in honour of brave heart Rouf Ahmad Dar has been organized by the department and it started yesterday, said the report.
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