Kupwara, May 13 (GNS): At least four persons, including a father-son duo, died apparently due to asphyxiation while cleaning a well in Keegam area of frontier north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Local sources said that commotion broke out in Keegam Kandi this afternoon after news spread of four persons falling unconscious while cleaning a well. People from the area took to the site in a bid to rescue the persons, however once a person 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 said adding “despite efforts made by the doctors, four persons could not be revived.”
“Very sad news. Four people lost their lives while going deep down into a well in the process of cleaning the well, in Keegam Kupwara,” JKPC chairman Sajad Gani Lone said.
“My thoughts with the families of those who lost their lives. Hope administration and people reach out to the families.” (GNS)