Cold wave claims 3 more lives in Kashmir, toll mounts to 11

The intense cold wave sweeping the Kashmir Valley has claimed lives of three more persons, who died due to asphyxiation in Baramulla district, raising the toll of cold-related deaths to 11.

Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

Srinagar: The intense cold wave sweeping the Kashmir Valley has claimed lives of three more persons, who died due to asphyxiation in Baramulla district, raising the toll of cold-related deaths to 11.

The bodies of Khursheed Ahmad Buhroo (54), Parvaiz Ahmad Wagay (32) and Mohammad Akbar Khan were recovered from the rented house of Misra Begum at Microwave Colony in Baramulla district, 55 kms from here, police said today.

The trio died in their sleep due to asphyxiation as they left the LPG room heater on during the night, they said.

Police have initiated proceedings under section 174 CrPC in this regard, he said, adding, the bodies have been handed over to their relatives for last rites after completing all legal formalities.

The toll in cold-related deaths this winter has gone up to 11 in Kashmir Valley with asphyxiation being the most common cause.

PTI