Two persons die while cleaning a well in Kupwara village

Two persons including a ward member died while cleaning a well in Chalgund Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday afternoon.

Locals said that two persons died inside a well and later were retrieved by a joint team of Police, SDRF and locals at Chalgund Halmatpora village.

They said that they fell unconscious while cleaning a well at Ganai Mohalla in Halmatpora following which a police team was rushed to the spot. “Later the duo were retrieved by a joint team of police, SDRF and locals after hectic efforts.”

The deceased have been identified as Ghulam Nabi and Mahad Ganaie-both the residents of Chalgund Halmatpora. Ghulam Nabi was also a ward member.

Block medical officer Kupwara, Dr. Zaffar Akbar said that the duo was brought dead to hospital and further medical procedure was under and a postmortem will also be done.