PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on November 12 visited the affected households who misplaced their houseboats and dwellings in a fireplace on Saturday. Three Bangladeshi vacationers had died within the incident.
“Visited Dal [Lake], where several houseboats were ravaged by a massive fire on Saturday. Apart from extensive damage, three tourists tragically died despite the efforts of locals,” Ms. Mufti posted on X.
She requested the Jammu and Kashmir administration headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to offer comfortable loans to the affected households in order that they will rebuild their houseboats.
“Request @manojsinha_ ji to provide soft loans & other essentials necessary for houseboat owners to rebuild. Perhaps in the future moving fire stations will help to prevent such incidents,” she added.
Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari, whereas expressing sympathies with the affected, urged the administration to evaluate the losses and compensate the victims accordingly.
“Sympathies with the house boat owners of Dal Lake who have lost property worth crores in a devastating fire mishap today. May the victims find strength in these testing times. I urge the authorities to assess the loss caused to the property and compensate the victims accordingly,” Mr. Bukhari stated.
A staff of Apni Party leaders, together with Noor Mohammad and Ashraf Mir, visited the location of the incident within the Dal Lake.
Expressing anguish over the incident, Lt Governor Sinha on Saturday stated, “I am deeply pained by the loss of lives due to the unfortunate fire incident at the Dal Lake, Srinagar. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. I have directed the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected people.”
Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz and senior tourism division officers visited the scene of the blaze on the Dal Lake and guaranteed all attainable assist in rebuilding the broken houseboats, the officers stated.