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Srinagar boat tragedy: several schools announce two-day holiday as a mark of solidarity

'Our hearts ache for the immeasurable loss their families are enduring, and we extend our most sincere condolences to their families during this difficult time,' schools said
10:05 PM Apr 17, 2024 IST | GK Web Desk
srinagar boat tragedy  several schools announce two day holiday as a mark of solidarity
People carry coffins of dead persons after funeral prayers in Gandbal Srinagar on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
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Srinagar, Apr 17: Several private schools in Gandbal and adjacent areas on Wednesday announced two-day holiday in solidarity with the bereaved families.

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Six-people died while at least three went missing after a boat capsized into river Jhelum in Srinagar's Gandbal area. The boat was ferrying several school going kids, their parents and other people.

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Principal of the one of the private schools in Padshahibagh Srinagar in a condolence message said, “On behalf of the whole school community, I extend my sincerest sympathies for the loss of life that occurred on 16-04-2024 at Gandabal Soiteng," news agency KNO reported.

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“We are all shocked and saddened that so many precious lives were lost. There is no way to express grief for the loss of a loved one. It comes like a sudden and unexpected blow. We pray for the patience and strength of the bereaved families as they grieve for their loved ones,” said the principal.

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The condolence message from the school further reads, “As a community, we are equally sharing their grief and sorrows and will continue to support each other at all times. In this regard, the school will be closed for a two-day period, that is Thursday and Friday,” it reads.

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Similarly, management of another private school in a condolence message said, “We are deeply saddened about the recent tragic incident that happened in the nearby area Gandabal Soitang on 16/04/24. We have lost many precious lives, our hearts ache for the immeasurable loss their families are enduring, and we extend our most sincere condolences to their families during this difficult time.”

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“The loss of their lives has left an indelible mark on all of us. Regarding this matter, the school will remain closed for two days i.e Thursday and Friday,” it reads.

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