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3 of nomad family die, another critical as soil bund caves in Tral Pulwama

Sikander Gulzar

Srinagar, Oct 23 (GNS): Three members of a nomad family were killed and another remains 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 son of Abdul Gafoor 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”, they said.

However three among them succumbed to the injuries at the hospital while condition of another remains to be critical, a police officer told GNS. He said that the injured has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. (GNS)

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