Couple electrocuted to death in Surankote


An elderly couple was electrocuted to death after heavy rains triggered a flash flood in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night.

SHO Surankote Mohd Anzar Mir said that late Sunday night heavy rains occurred in the area as a result of which the couple tried to prevent the flash floods from entering inside their house.

During the process, a tree fell on an LT wire which resulted in the electrocution of the duo, SHO said.

SHO said that a police team led by him immediately reached the spot soon after receiving the information and found the couple in the unconscious state.

The duo was immediately taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared both of them dead, SHO said.

The officer identified the deceased as Mureed Hussain (58) and his wife Najma B (55) of Chati Bhatti, Surankote.

The bodies of the deceased were later handed over to the family for last rites after conducting all legal necessary formalities, he said. (GNS)

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