SRINAGAR — A family of five members was rendered homeless after the houseboat they were living in sank in river Jhelum near the Museum in Lal Mandi locality of Srinagar late Thursday night.
The family had a narrow escape as water entered the houseboat and it sank. They jumped out of it and saved themselves from drowning.
“However, we have now been rendered homeless as we don’t have any shelter elsewhere. We are now putting up in a neighbour’s houseboat,” Mohammad Ashraf Kahankhasi, owner of the houseboat, said.
He said that he cannot afford to repair the houseboat on his own as the same costs around Rs 1.5 lakh, while they do not have the resources to afford the repairing cost.