Anantnag: Atleast 14 people including a tourist guide are trapped near the banks of Tarsar Lake in south Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
Official sources said a group of 14 people including 11 tourists and three local guides identified as Mohammad Ishaq Lone, Tariq Ahmad, both residents of Pahalgam, and Shakeel Ahmad of Gagangeer, resident of Ganderbal were on sightseeing near Tarser Lake.
One of the guides, Shakeel Ahmad is feared to be drowned in the lake, they said.
“The other people are stuck near the bank of the fresh lake,” they said.
Subsequent to the information, a rescue team has been dispatched by police Pahalgam to retrieve the trapped persons, they said.
The development comes after water bodies across Kashmir valley crossed their floor mark level due to continuous rainfall from the past week.
“Further details are awaited,” they added.