Kid drowns to death in a pond adjacent to school in Shopian village
Shopian, May 23, KNT: A 7-year-old kid slipped to death in a pond backside of a government school in Sedow village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.
Police sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the kid identified as Farhan Muzaffar of Sedow village while walking on the outer cemented path of a pond lost balance and drowned to death.
The pond that locals use for drinking purposes for the live-stock is situated 40 feets away from the Government Middle School Sedow.
“We had requested the school authorities to do fencing of the school premises repeatedly but that didn’t materialize. It’s a man-made constructed pond adjacent to a meadow as well as a school where cattle quench their thirst,” Iqbal Ahmed, a local told news agency Kashmir News Trust.
The body of the victim was fished out by locals from the pond.
Police visited the spot and registered a case under relevant sections of law.
Locals reiterated their demand and appealed to authorities to do fencing of the school where kids are being imparted education. [KNT]
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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