5 members of a single family from Tangdar area of Kupwara district died of suffocation last night at a rented accommodation at Bemina Srinagar.
A police official told CNS that a family from Tangdar had come to Srinagar for medical treatment of a lady and had rented a room in Mansoor Colony Bemina, Srinagar. Early details suggest that due to leakage of gas in the intervening night of 4th and 5th January, 5 members including 2 Children, 2 women and a male member died of suffocation. The police did not divulge any further details, adding that identities of the slain are been ascertained.
Due to severe cold, cases of suffocation keep coming to fore. It is requested to general public that due care of ventilation be taken care of while making arrangements of heating.