Jammu & Kashmir

37-year-old woman dies of ‘asphyxiation’ in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara

Bijbehara: A 37-year-old woman died on Monday due to ‘asphyxiation’ caused by coal bukhari (heater) at her house in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

An official said that a 37-year-old lady identified as Masooda Akhter, wife of Late Abdul Rashid Dobi and her daughter were found unconscious at their home at Karewa Colony, Bijbehara.

They said both were shifted to a hospital where Masooda was declared brought dead by doctors, while her daughter was later discharged after the check-up.

Medical Superintendent, Sub District Hospital (SDH) Bijbehara, Dr B S Tulla told news agency Kashmir News Observer that a woman was declared brought dead on arrival.

“Apparently, she has died of ‘asphyxiation’ due to coal bukhari (coal-burning heater), he said.


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