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Jammu : Couple dies of electrocution as tree falls on LT Line amid heavy rains

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An elderly couple was electrocuted to death after heavy rains triggered a flash flood in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night.

SHO Surankote Mohd Anzar Mir said the couple was electrocuted after a tree fell on a low-transmission power line last night when they were preventing water from entering their house, reported GNS news agency.

A police team rushed to the spot and found the couple in an unconscious state. “The duo was immediately taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared both of them dead,” he said.

The deceased were identified as Mureed Hussain (58) and his wife Najma B (55) of Chati Bhatti, Surankote.

The bodies of the deceased were later handed over to the family for last rites after conducting all legal necessary formalities, he said.

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