Tarsar Lake incident: After tourist guide, authorities fear death of sightseer

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Anantnag: After fearing death of a tourist guide, officials have informed of a second death likely in Tarsar lake incident in the south Kashmir district.

Officials told a local news agency Global News Service that a group of 14 people including 11 tourists and three guides – Mohammad Ishaq Lone, Tariq Ahmad, both residents of Pahalgam, and Shakeel Ahmad of Gagangeer Ganderbal were sightseeing near Tarsar Lake. The group of people fell into the lake after a makeshift bridge they were walking over, was washed down by strong water current. One of the guides, Shakeel Ahmad, besides a sightseer, are feared to have drowned in the lake so far, they said.

“Subsequent to the information, a rescue team was dispatched by police Pahalgam to retrieve the trapped persons, they said adding however fresh reports have suggested death of a tourist identified as Dr. Mahaish, resident of Haldiwani, Utrakhand.”

“The rest of the persons are already rescued and shifted to hospital for first aid”, they said.

More details awaited. (GNS)

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