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Kashmiri Youth Dies of Heatstroke in Delhi

Tragedy struck a Kashmiri family as a 26-year-old youth, Younis Nazir, succumbed to a heatstroke in New Delhi amidst the ongoing severe heatwave. Younis, a resident of Jehangirpora area in Baramulla district of Kashmir, was found collapsed in his apartment near the Dwarka metro station. He was immediately rushed to DDU Hospital but was unfortunately declared dead upon arrival.

Younis was employed at HP Electronics Company in New Delhi, where he had been working diligently to support his family. His sudden demise has left his family and friends in deep shock and mourning. The news of his death has sent ripples through his hometown of Jehangirpora, where he was well-known and respected.

The heatwave in Delhi has been particularly harsh this season, with temperatures soaring to unprecedented levels. Heatstroke is a serious condition caused by the body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. In Younis’s case, the heat proved fatal, leading to a cardiac arrest.

The autopsy conducted by Dr. Nandita Pokhriyal at DDU Hospital revealed that the cause of death was cardiac arrest triggered by heatstroke. However, the final report is still pending the results from the blood sample analysis at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Delhi. This final analysis will provide more comprehensive insights into the exact cause of his untimely death.

The untimely death of Younis Nazir highlights the severe impact of extreme weather conditions on vulnerable individuals. It also underscores the need for better awareness and preventive measures against heat-related illnesses, especially for those living in or visiting areas prone to high temperatures.

Younis’s family, who received his body after the completion of the autopsy, are now preparing for his final rites. The loss of such a young and promising life is a poignant reminder of the unpredictability of life and the profound effects of environmental factors on health.

Friends and colleagues of Younis at HP Electronics are also mourning his loss, remembering him as a dedicated and hardworking individual. His death is not just a personal loss for his family, but also a significant loss for his community and workplace.

As the family of Younis Nazir grieves his untimely death, they are surrounded by the support and condolences of their community. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating effects of climate change and extreme weather conditions, urging everyone to take necessary precautions during such severe heatwaves.

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