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Man dies on way to hospital after falling from bridge to canal in Kangan

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A 60-year-old man died on his way to the hospital after sustaining a head injury when he slipped from a temporary bridge over Kangan Power Canal here in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Police identified the deceased as Bashir Ahmed Wani, a resident of Wani Mohalla Kangan.

SDPO Kangan, Mr Muzaffar Jan told news agency Kashmir News Trust that there is a temporary bridle over Power Canal. The victim slipped from the bridge and fell into the waters of the power canal. Locals and police retrieved him, however, he had suffered a severe head injury.

The police officer said that the victim was taken to Sub-District Hospital Kangan where doctors referred him to SKIMS Soura, however, he died on his way to the hospital.

After the completion of all formalities, the body was handed over to the family for last rites. [KNT]

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