Nawa Kadal Gunfight: Two more succumb at SMHS Hospital

Gunfight in Nawa Kadal Srinagar
Gunfight in Nawa Kadal Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Two more people succumbed to their injuries after they were injured in a house collapse at the gunfight site in Nawa Kadal Srinagar.

As per reports, three days after a 12-year-old who was injured in the house collapse at Nawa Kadal, an elderly man who was also injured at the same spot, succumbed at SMHS hospital today, health officials said.

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They identified the deceased as Manzoor Ahmad Khan, 65, of Masheli Mohalla, Nawa Kadal, Srinagar. “Yes, he succumbed today morning,” Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Nazir Chaudhary said.

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Barely a few hours after Manzoor’s death, one more injured youth identified as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, 35, son of Muhammad Hafeez Bhat of Jamalatta, Nawa Kadal Srinagar, also breathed his last at SMHS hospital.

“Another injured has succumbed today afternoon. This is the second death since morning,” Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Nazir Chaudhary said. He said that both the deceased had burn injuries.

Locals of Nawa Kadal said that debris of a house damaged in the gunfight on May 19 had fell on a few people, leaving them critically injured.

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At least four persons were injured in a house collapse at Nawa Kadal encounter site where two militants including Hizbul Mujahideen’s divisional commander Junaid Sehrai were killed on May 19, of which three have succumbed so far.

A 12-year-old boy who was among the four injured at the encounter spot on May 19, succumbed at SMHS on May 20. He was the first casualty of the house collapse. The boy was identified as Basim Aijaz, of Chotta Bazar area of Kara Nagar.

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