SRINAGAR: Two persons died after they slipped into a well while cleaning it in Chalgund village of Hatmat Pora Hyhama in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Thursday.
Official sources told news agency GNS that the duo, Ghulam Nabi Khan (35) and Ghulam Mohi-Uddin Ganai (50) went inside the well, located in Ganie Mohalla, to clean it. However, they slipped.
Subsequently, locals besides teams from SDRF and police rushed to the spot and started a massive rescue operation to retrieve them.
A 25-year-old youth Shariq Ahmad Khan, a local youth fell unconscious while being part of the rescue efforts and was immediately referred to nearby by SDH hospital, they said. The overall rescue operation continued for more than two hours, they added.
BMO Kupwara Dr Zaffar confirmed the death of the two persons in the incident. Asked about the reasons for the death of the duo, he said, “It will be revealed by postmortem which is being done.”