A pleasure trip turned sour for a group of tourists in south Kashmir when the boat they were in capsized at a tourist spot in Pahalgam. One tourist lost life in the mishap.
According to the police, four members of a family from Gujarat were rafting in Pahalgam when it suddenly overturned and sunk.
Lidder river in Pahalgam, 90 km south of Srinagar, is known for gushing waters. Controlled rafting is a famous adventure sport offered on the river.
“All the four members fell into the rushing water,” said the police.
A rescue team retrieved three of them. However, Harsha, 57, wife of Mahendra Singh, hit a stone and fell unconscious inside the river.
“She succumbed due to grave head injuries in the hospital later,” said the police.
A case has been registered in the mishap.