16 tourists rescued from storm in Kashmir

May 9th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by admin  

Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) Sixteen tourists from Mumbai had a narrow escape Friday when they were caught in a storm while boating in the Dal Lake here. They were rescued in the nick of time by the river police. “Swift and timely action by the men of the river police saved the lives of these tourists who were in two boats in the Dal Lake when high speed winds blew in the afternoon,” a police official told IANS.

“One boat, which did not carry any tourist, capsized in the windstorm, but all the 16 tourists have been safely brought to the shore,” he added.

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