Rather grieved over loss of lives in Batwara boat capsize incident

Srinagar April 16 (KNS): Senior NC leader and Former Finance Minister Ab Rahim Rather has expressed shock and grief over the loss of precious human lives  including some school going children in a heart wrenching  boat capsize incident in  river Jehlum near  Gandabal  Batawara in Srinagar.

        In a statement issued on Tuesday Ab Rahim Rather has  expressed profound grief over the death of  many school going children , after a boat capsized in river Jehlum near Gandabal Batawara in Srinagar early on Tuesday morning  He  has sought a thorough inquiry into the tragic incident. He said  locals have alleged that today’s tragedy is because of the absence of a bridge adding that the work on  construction of a bridge near the accident has been abondoned since the last 10 years.  He said it was amply clear that  inordinate delay of several years  in completion of the underconstruction bridge near the site has compelled the local people to ferry  their minor children to a local school through boats.

Rather has extended heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.   

He has also demanded immediate completion of the under contruction bridge near the site of the incident.(KNS)

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