Siblings, 2 Others Killed In Kupwara Well Collapse

Srinagar: At least four people, including two siblings on Thursday were killed after a well they were working upon, collapsed in a village in the frontier Kupwara district.

The tragic incident occurred in Singhdan area of Kralpora this afternoon when a group of four people were working on an under-construction well in the village, reports said. While the men were busy with their work, the well collapsed trapping all the four.

It was only after hectic efforts of the locals, police and other allied departments that the trapped men were retrieved from the well and evacuated to nearby health facility. However the doctors declared all of them as brought dead, reports said.

The deceased have been identified as Altaf Ahmad Shiekh, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan   and his brother Altaf Ahmad Khan, all residents of Dard Hari Sangdan.

"The persons have probably died of asphyxiation after remaining trapped inside the well for few hours", the official said.

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