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PDD Employee Dies of Electrocution in Sopore

Srinagar, May 28 (WD): An employee of the Power Development Department (PDD) died of electrocution in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. The tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the dangers faced by utility workers.

An official told news agency Wattan Daily, that the deceased, Farooq Ahmad Magloo of Boniyar, received a fatal electric shock while performing his duties at Jamia Qadeem Sopore. The incident occurred under circumstances that are still being investigated, raising questions about the safety protocols in place.

Farooq Ahmad Magloo, known for his dedication to his work, was carrying out routine maintenance when the incident occurred. Colleagues and eyewitnesses described the moment as sudden and devastating, with immediate efforts made to save his life.

He was immediately rushed to the sub-district hospital in Sopore. However, despite the swift action taken to get him medical assistance, doctors declared him dead on arrival. The news of his death has left his family and colleagues in deep mourning.

The tragic death of Farooq Ahmad has brought to the forefront the perilous conditions under which PDD employees often work. The incident has sparked calls for better safety measures and more rigorous training to prevent such accidents in the future.

In response to the incident, local authorities and the PDD have initiated an inquiry to determine the exact cause of the electrocution. Preliminary reports suggest that there may have been issues with the safety equipment or procedures followed during the maintenance work.

Meanwhile, the police have taken cognizance of the incident and are conducting their own investigation. They have assured the public that all aspects of the case will be thoroughly examined to ensure accountability and prevent future occurrences.

The community in Sopore and the larger region of North Kashmir is mourning the loss of a dedicated worker. Tributes have been pouring in for Farooq Ahmad, with many emphasizing the need to honor his memory by improving safety standards for all utility workers.

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