Srinagar, Jan 6 (GNS): An elderly woman and a CRPF Sub Inspector died on Wednesday in separate incidents triggered by heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley, officials said.
They said a massive block of snow fell from a roof and buried a 70-year-old woman just outside her residence in Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Reports reaching GNS said that the woman Rahmi Begam wife of Abdul Subhan Malik of Shah Mohalla Trehgam has just ventured outside her house as a chunk of snow accumulated on their roof fell and burying her. She was dead before family could evacuate her, they said.
A CRPF Sub Inspector died after a shed collapsed at former National Conference legislator’s house in Hazratbal area of Srinagar on Wednesday.
Official sources told GNS the CRPF Sub-Inspector H C Murmu of 115 battalion was grievously injured after the shed outside the residence of the former MLA Hazratbal Syed Mohammad Akhoon caved in due to heavy snowfall. The SI, who was on guard duty, was removed to nearby SDH Hazratbal wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS Soura. However he was declared brought dead on arrival at the tertiary care hospital, they added. (GNS)