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Minor dies, another injured after falling from house in North Kashmir

In a tragic incident in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a minor lost her life while her cousin sustained injuries after falling from a two-storey house late Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Hoorun Ain, a five-year-old girl, daughter of Reyaz Ahmad Rather. Her cousin, Zamin Gulzar, a four-year-old boy and son of Gulzar Ahmad Rather, was critically injured in the fall. The incident occurred in Asham village in Bandipora district.

According to an official statement provided to news agency WATTAN DAILY, Zamin Gulzar was rushed to SKIMS Soura in Srinagar for immediate medical attention. The nature and extent of his injuries were not disclosed at the time of reporting. Police have initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident.

The community in Asham village is undoubtedly shaken by this unfortunate event, with the loss of a young life and another left battling injuries. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures, especially when it comes to children, within households and residential areas. Authorities are likely to examine whether any safety protocols were neglected that could have prevented such a tragedy.

Local authorities and emergency responders were swift in their actions, highlighting the coordinated efforts to address emergencies promptly. The incident has prompted discussions on ensuring safety standards in residential buildings to prevent similar accidents in the future. The bereaved family is receiving condolences and support from neighbors and local community members during this difficult time.

As investigations continue, more details may emerge regarding the circumstances leading to the fall. The tragic incident underscores the need for heightened vigilance, particularly in households with young children, to prevent accidents and ensure their safety. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased during this challenging period, and we hope for the swift recovery of the injured child.

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