Two minor Bakerwal children die of severe cold in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Jammu and Kashmir is in the grip of a cold wave. File pic/ Mubashir Khan/GK

Two minor children of a Bakerwal family from Reasi district of Jammu division died of severe cold in Brinal Lammar area of Devsar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said here. 

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a Bakerwal family from Reasi was putting up in a tent under open sky in Brinal Lammar area, adding that late night on Saturday, one of their minor children died of severe cold inside the tent.

He identified the deceased as Sahil Zubair (10) son of Zubair Ahmad Mandar, of Reasi.

On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday their 6-year-old daughter Shazia Jan also developed some complications due to severe cold and the family immediately shifted her to a nearby healthcare facility, the official said.

He said that Shazia died on way to the healthcare facility. 

Tehsildar Devsar, Abdul Rashid told KNO that they had already asked the family to shift to a nearby school for shelter “but they did not listen”.

He also said that they had also provided them ration and blankets on Saturday, as they did not shift to the nearby school for shelter.