Two labourers die of suffocation in Pulwama, Drabu assures help to NoKs

BK News Desk/Pulwama
January 14, 2018 STATE 160 Views
Two labourers die of suffocation in Pulwama, Drabu assures help to NoKs

Two labourers were found dead inside their rented room in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning.
The reason behind their death is due to asphyxiation (suffocation).
The deceased identified as Nisar Ahmed son of Ali Shah and Muhammad Ashraf son of Muhammad Haleem were residents of Truklern Rajpora and had come in the town to work as labourers. On Friday night, the duo along with two more companions went to sleep while keeping a coal brazier (angithi) in their room to keep themselves warm.
“The duo had locked their windows and door and kept the brazier inside the room. “The carbon monoxide emanating from the coal brazier led to their death. They died in the sleep while on their bed, covered in blankets,” said a police official adding that two more persons were shifted to District Hospital Pulwama and they are stable.
The incident occurred at Dalipora Pulwama. “We have registered a case and investigation has been taken up,” said police official.
Meanwhile Minister for Finance Haseeb Drabu expressed grief over the accidental death of two labourers due to suffocation in Pulwama last night.
Minister assured every possible support the next of kin of the deceased.
He said concerned Assistant Labour Commissioner has been directed to extend every possible support to the families. He also assured that the Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB) would provide the financial relief to the families as per the existing schemes for the labourers.
Two labourers-Nasir Ahmad Kalas and Mohammad Ashraf Kalas died due to suffocation last night in Pulwama.

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