Authorities in Srinagar on Thursday advised people not to walk on the frozen surface of water bodies, especially the Dal Lake, underlining that it could be dangerous.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that SDRF teams have been deployed to dissuade locals from taking to such risky adventures. "Walking on frozen Dal Lake could be dangerous. Pl [please] avoid it. (SDRF teams deployed for safety)," he said in a tweet.
Replying to him, a renowned doctor said that almost 50 per cent of drowning victims are children less than nine years old playing on the ice, GNS reported.