Uri: Death toll rises to five in gas cylinder blast


SRINAGAR — A 6 year old boy who along with his mother and five other siblings were injured in a gas cylinder blast on May 27 last month succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS Delhi.

He was shifted from Soura SKIMS to AIIMS Delhi two days back for advanced treatment where he succumbed to his injuries today morning.

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A 6 year old boy has been identified as Ubaide Ahmed son of Mohammad Shafi Chalkoo.

A police officer confirmed to GNS that another gas blast victim succumbed to injuries early morning at AIIMS Delhi raising the toll to 5.

Earlier his mother Parveena Akther (35) and three sisters Saima Bano (18) Sabeena Bano (16) and Shaishta Bano (14) had also succumbed to injuries last week.

They were injured in the gas cylinder blast at their residence at Laghama village of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on May 27.

Also on directions of Governor of J&K,the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla had handed over a cheque of eight lakh fifty thousand rupees to the Father of the gas cylinder victims.

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