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2 labourers die in work incident in Kulgam; Tarigami seeks compensation 

Umaisar Gull Ganie


Kulgam, Apr 19: Two labourers died while two were rescued after they slipped and fell into a trench in Chakpora area of south Kashmir’ Kulgam on Friday, officials said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they were working in the trench when suddenly they slipped and fell into it.

“Soon after the incident police, locals rushed to spot and rescued them,” the offical said.

The official said they were shifted to a hospital, where of two among them died. The deceased have been identified as Maqbool Dar of Kulgam and Aziz ur Rehman of Bengal.

Medical superintendent district hospital Kulgam, Gulzar Ahmad Dar told KNO that two were brought dead to the hospital, while one is undergoing treatment and another one has been discharged.

CPI (M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami expressed grief and sorrow over the death of the two labourers.

Tarigami has urged the administration to provide adequate compensation to the victim families and free treatment to the injured.


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