Minor girl among two killed after winds uproot tree in Shopian


SRINAGAR — A minor girl and a woman was killed while another lady sustained injuries on Wednesday after a tree uprooted by strong winds fell on them in Keller area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Officials said that at around 05:00 PM, they received a call that in forest area of Shukroo Chulawali in Shopian district, a Bakerwal family came under a tree in which a minor girl identified as Babli, 10, daughter of Gami Bajran and a woman identified Zaina Bano, 50, wife of Abdul Qayoom Jogi of Akhnoor died.

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They said that one more lady who came under the tree identified as Shabnum, 25, wife of Mustafa Bajran of Akhnoor sustained injuries. “She was evacuated to a hospital in Keller for treatment,” they added.

Block Medical Officer (BMO) Keller said that a minor girl and a woman have died while the other one is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Similarly, a car was damaged after a tree uprooted by strong winds fell down on it in Roohu area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir, officials said, adding that a Swift car was parked in the area when it got damaged. “Nobody was inside the car when the incident took place,” they said.

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