SRINAGAR: Two brothers were among four persons who died due to asphyxiation while cleaning a home trench at Tulkhan Bijbhera in South Kashmir.
The four unfortunate people belonged to two villages, two each from Luktipora and Tulkhun.
They were identified as Nazir Ahmad Dar, 45, his brother Abdul Rashid Dar, 40, sons of Ghulam Hassan Dar of Tulkhan and Asrheed Ahmad Wani, 45, son of Abdul Rashid and Sajad Ahmad Wani, 30, of Luktipora.
These deaths have grown in Kashmir over the years. People employed or volunteering to clear the borewells or the home trenches – the lavatory pits, encounter excessive methane gases and die. Early this year, four persons died in Kupwara.