SRINAGAR: At least half dozen cattle died inside a cowshed due to ‘asphyxiation’ at Lammar village of Qazigund in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Tuesday.

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Officials told the news agency KNO that five cattle belonging to Ali Mohammad Gorsi, son of Merbaaz Gorsi of Bonibath, Lammar died due to asphyxiation inside a cowshed after he kept a coal heater there to keep animals warm.

He said that five animals including a buffalo and two cows have died in the cowshed.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that they died due to asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide emanating from a cowshed due to coal heater, he said.

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