Two Bakerwal children die of hypothermia in south Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Two minor children of a Bakerwal family allegedly died due to sever cold during the last 48 hours in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

Official sources said that a Bakerwal family, a resident of Reasi in Jammu region, had setup their makeshift tent at Devsar, Kulgam in Kashmir, which is witnessing harshest winter in decades. “A 10-year-old boy, identified as Sahil Zubair, developed sever hypothermia and died late on Saturday night inside the tent,”‘ they said.

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They said during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday the 6-year-old daughter of the same family passed away inside the tent due to chilly weather conditions.