SRINAGAR: Four members of a tribal family tragically lost their lives in the mountainous district of Kishtwar last night when a tree fell on the makeshift tent they were residing in.
Khalil Ahmad Poswal, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kishtwar, confirmed the incident, stating that the four family members died as a result of the tree collapse. “Rescue operations are currently underway,” he added.
The deceased individuals have been identified as Nazir Ahmed, his wife Anwar Begum, Shama Begum (wife of Shoket Ahmed), and Shakeel Bano, all residents of Kathua district.
Meanwhile, Faizan Arif, an independent weather analyst from Kashmir, initially speculated that the deaths may have been caused by a lightning strike. However, after examining satellite images and conducting lightning detection analysis, no lightning activity was detected in Kishtwar district between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
“It appears that this unfortunate incident resulted from a massive tree falling on the family,” he concluded. (KNO)