Elderly Man Falls Into Open Drain in Srinagar's Natipora, Dies

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Srinagar: An elderly man from south Kashmir’s Awantipora died on Saturday after falling into an under-construction drain in Natipora area of this capital city.

72- year- old Peerzada Ghulam Mustafa died after falling into an under-construction open sewage canal , which was filled with water in the Harnambal area of Natipora, reports said. The deceased was a resident of Awantipora who had visited her daughter in Natipora.

Mustafa’s son said that the family got to know from locals about the death of his father, who was in water for hours.

“Yesterday two kids were about to fall in this drain but somehow managed to save themselves, and before that a sumo fell in the same canal which is still stuck there,” locals said.

“As nobody was taking this route, no one got to know about the incident for hours before his dead body was found in the water,” they said. “The contractors or the workers who were working on this drain should have put up a sign or red flag for awareness.” (KNO)

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