72-year-old man falls into open drain in Natipora, dies

Dead Body

Srinagar: A 72 year old man Peerzada Ghulam Mustafa died after falling into an under-construction open sewage canal , which was filled with water in Harnambal area of Natipora Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) , the deceased was a resident of Awantipora who had visited her daughter in Natipora.

Talking to KNO, son of the deceased said that they got to know from locals about the death of his father, who was in water for hours.

“Yesterday two kids were about to fall in this drain but somehow managed to save themselves, and before that a sumo fell in the same canal which is still stuck there,” locals told KNO.

“As nobody was taking this route, no one got to know about the incident for hours before his dead body was found in the water,” they said. “The contractors or the workers who were working on this drain should have put up a sign or red flag for awareness.”

Talking to KNO municipal councilor of the area Ajaz Bhat terming the incident unfortunate said that the entire lane is under construction and people should be careful while walking the path.

Meanwhile, Athwas Group of Humanity had provided the ambulance service for the deceased—(KNO)