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2 minor siblings die of severe cold in Kulgam

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Srinagar: Two minor children of a Bakerwal family from Reasi district died of severe cold in Brinal Lammar area of Devsar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said here.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that a Bakerwal family from Reasi was putting up in a tent under open sky in Brinal Lammar area, adding that late night on Saturday, one of their minor children died of severe cold inside the tent.

He identified the deceased as Sahil Zubair (10) son of Zubair Ahmad Mandar, of Reasi.

On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday their 6-year-old daughter Shazia Jan also developed some complications due to severe cold and the family immediately shifted her to a nearby healthcare facility, the official said.

He said that Shazia died on way to the healthcare facility.

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