Couple Among Four Killed In Cloudburst, Lightning Incidents In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Officials have reported that four people, including a couple, were killed in incidents of cloud burst and lightning strikes at two different locations in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.

According to a senior police officer, a cloudburst occurred in the Bujbagh area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this afternoon, resulting in the deaths of Hilal Ahmed Hanji (25) and his wife, Rozia Jan (25).

In a separate incident, officials informed GNS that two people died after being struck by lightning in a high-altitude meadow land in the Mujpathri area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The deceased have been identified as Taja Begum, wife of Abdus Samad Chopan, and Mohammad Sultan Chopan, son-in-law of Ghulam Mohammad Chopan of Gurwaith Kalan.

They added that the police have registered cases in connection with both incidents.


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