Srinagar- At least four people, including a father son duo on Friday died in a probable case of asphyxiation in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Locals said that commotion broke out in Keegam Kandi village of the district on Friday afternoon after news spread of four persons falling unconscious while cleaning a well.
People from the area went to the site in a bid to rescue the persons, however one person who entered the water source, he also fell unconscious, they said.
“The victims were later on retrieved from the well by the locals and police with the assistance of army and taken to 168 Military Hospital Drugmulla”, the sources told a local news agency GNS, adding “despite efforts made by the doctors, four persons could not be revived."
The deceased have been identified as Abdul Gani Magray and his son Lateef Ahmad, Nazeer Ahmad Magray and Obaid Ahmad Magray.
The other person identified as Mohammad Younis of Kerbal Anantnag working in MES, has been referred to SMHS Srinagar for treatment.
Meanwhile officials have confirmed the death of two persons so far.
“We have so far received reports about the death of two persons and the other persons are under treatment”, they said.
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