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Two labourers die after falling into trench in Kulgam

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Kulgam: 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 said that they were working in the trench when suddenly they slipped and fell into it, news agency KNO reported.

“Soon after the incident police and locals rushed to spot and rescued them,” the official said, adding that they were shifted to a hospital, where 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 said that two persons were brought dead to the hospital, while one person is undergoing treatment and another one has been discharged.

Former MLA of Kulgam and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami has expressed shock over the incidence and demanded compensation to the bereaved families.

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