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Snow falling from rooftop kills elderly woman in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

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Srinagar: A massive block of snow fell from a roof and buried a 70-year-old woman just outside her residence in Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

Reports said that the woman, Rahmi Begam wife of Abdul Subhan Malik of Shah Mohalla Trehgam, had just ventured outside her house as a chunk of snow accumulated on their roof fell burying her. She was dead before the family could evacuate her, they said.


A senior officer said that that as per reports, she was buried under the snow sliding down from the rooftop of her home. However, the officer said that a police party has been deputed to the area to carry out further investigations in this regard. (GNS)