Srinagar, April 16: Four people drowned as a boat capsized in the Jhelum river on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday, officials said. Many others are missing in the incident that took place in Gandbal Nowgam area, they said.

A rescue operation was launched and the State Disaster Response Force team has been deployed. So far, four bodies have been recovered, while many others are missing, the officials said. Jammu and Kashmir Boat Accident: Some People Feared Missing As Boat Capsizes in Jhelum River, Rescue Operation On (Watch Video).

Jhelum Boat Tragedy:

Four Dead in Boat Mishap:

Incessant rains over the last couple of days have led to an increase in the water levels of several water bodies, including Jhelum.