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Four Laborers Injured by Rolling Stone at Pishu Top, South Kashmir

In a tragic incident, four laborers from Kupwara were injured after being struck by a rolling stone at Pishu Top in Pahalgam, Anantnag. The incident took place on Sunday evening, causing immediate concern and necessitating prompt medical response.

According to official sources, the injured have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Khan, son of Noor Mohd Khan, from Hyhama Kupwara; Tanveer Ahmad Khatana, son of Mehboob Ahmad Khatana, from Awoora Kupwara; Naseer Ahmad Bajad, son of Abdul Hamid Bajad, from Magam Handwara; and Jahangir Ahmad Cheechi, son of Mohd Shafi Cheechi, from Tarthpora Kupwara. All four laborers were quickly evacuated to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Pahalgam for initial treatment.

The severity of the injuries varied among the victims. Tariq Ahmad Khan and Tanveer Ahmad Khatana were found to be in critical condition and were subsequently referred to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura in Srinagar for advanced medical care. Their transfer indicates the seriousness of their injuries and the need for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile, the other two injured laborers, Naseer Ahmad Bajad and Jahangir Ahmad Cheechi, are still receiving treatment at PHC Pahalgam. Their condition is being closely monitored by the medical staff, who are providing the necessary care to ensure their recovery.

The incident has highlighted the occupational hazards faced by laborers working in such treacherous terrains. Rolling stones and other such natural dangers are a constant threat, making safety measures and immediate medical response crucial in such environments.

Local authorities have been informed about the incident, and measures are being taken to ensure the safety of workers in the area. This includes evaluating the risk factors and implementing strategies to prevent such incidents in the future. Ensuring the safety of laborers is a priority for both local administration and employers.

The community in Kupwara is deeply concerned about the well-being of the injured laborers. Families and friends are anxiously awaiting updates on their condition, while the broader community is offering support and prayers for their swift recovery.

As more details emerge, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers faced by laborers in their daily work. It underscores the need for enhanced safety protocols and better medical infrastructure to respond to such emergencies efficiently.

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