Three from nomad family dead in Tral after debris buries tent


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Two woman and male member of a nomad family were killed and another critically injured after their makeshift tent came under debris of a soil bund which caved-in amid incessant rains in Noorpora area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Officials said “four members of the nomad (Gujjar Community) family came under the debris, toppling the makeshift tent belonging to one Irshad Ahmad Bargud near Mini Secretariat Noorpora Tral. Soon locals, later joined by police, launched a massive rescue operation”.

“All four persons were rescued in critical condition from the debris and taken to hospital”, a police official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

However, three among them succumbed to the injuries at the hospital while condition of another remains to be critical, a police officer told GNS. The deceased have been identified Irshad Bargud son of Abdul Gani, Mahnaz Akhter daughter of Abdul Qayoom and Wahab Jan wife of Abdul Gafoor, all residents of Reasi. (GNS)

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