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5 labourers injured as shopping complex collapses in Kupwara

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Kupwara: Five labourers were injured after an under-construction shopping complex collapsed on Sunday afternoon in Hirri Payeen village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official said that the incident occurred when labourers were busy laying slab on the ground floor of the building; a major portion of the slab collapsed leaving five labourers injured.

“Injured labourers were immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Kupwara, from where one labourer who had received head injury was referred to GMC Baramulla for specialised treatment,” he added.

“All those injured in the incident were locals,” police said while identifying them as Ghulam Hassan (40); Imran Ahmad (18), Zubair Ahmad (22), Rovail Ahmad (18) — all residents of Kalaroose — while as one Reyaz Ahmad hails from Gulgam.


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