Srinagar, May 26: Authorities launched a rescue operation to evacuate tourists caught in a windstorm here in Dal Lake to safer places.
An official told GNS that SDRF and QRT personnel swung into action as heavy winds posed a serious threat to the lives of tourists and locals rowing shikaras here in the (Dal) lake.
The rescue operation was going on, when this report was being filed.
Reports of gusty winds have also been reported from several other districts including Kupwara, Baramulla and Shopian. (GNS)