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Srinagar, May 29: Tragedy struck Kralpora village in Kupwara as two persons were recovered dead and three other hospitalised after they fell into a well this afternoon.

An official told that during cleaning a well in Satboin Dardpora, five persons fell unconscious due to suffocation. “As the news spread, a rescue operation was launched at the site,” the official said, adding, “After strenuous efforts, the persons were taken out of the water source and shifted to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared two among the five as brought dead.” 

Identifying the deceased as Farid Ahmad Khoja & Bashir Ahmad Khoja, the official further said that Safeer Ahmad, Qasim ud Din and Abdul Hameed are undergoing treatment. More details awaited.(GNS)