Srinagar, April 20 -- The tragic incident occurred on April 16, resulting in the deaths of six individuals and leaving three locals missing.

"We've been searching relentlessly for the past five days, but unfortunately, there haven't been any signs of the missing trio," said ASI Abdul Rashid of the SDRF. "The search area has been expanded, including the vicinity of Chattabal Veer due to the possibility of bodies surfacing there."

The initial search yielded four school bags recovered near Chattabal Veer, with two more retrieved later by SDRF personnel. However, no bodies have been located.

The families of the missing trio grapple with a mixture of grief and hope. "It's incredibly difficult," said a close relative of Showkat Ahmad.