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Four construction workers dead as well collapses in Kupwara

Two siblings were among four persons who died in the tragic incident

Srinagar: Two siblings were among four persons who died after a well they were working on collapsed in Warsun Dardpora area of Kralpora, Kupwara on Thursday.

The four persons including two brothers were working on an under-construction well at Singhdan area of Krusan Wavura. In the meantime, it collapsed and all of them fell inside the well.

Soon after the incident, a rescue team including police and other allied departments alongside locals, retrieved them from the well and evacuated to nearby health facility.

However the doctors declared all of them as brought dead.

A police official identified the deceased persons as Altaf Ahmad Shiekh (35) son of Ghulam Mohuddin Shiekh, Showket Ahmad Khan (30) son of Ghulam Hassan Khan, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan (25)  and his brother Altaf Ahmad Khan (35) sons of Ghulam Mohuddin Khan, all residents of Dard Hari Sangdan.

“The persons have probably died of asphyxiation after remaining trapped inside the well for continuous hours,” the official said.

(Syndicated feed from GNS)


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