Kashmir: 2 PHE Daily Wagers Die In 5 Days


Two daily wagers working in PHE Department died within a span of five days while on job assigned to them by the officials at the helm of affairs in Kashmir Valley.

Yesterday, a daily wager Bashir Ahmed Alaie succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura.

Alaie, a resident of Khandiphari Bijbehara village of South Kashmir sustained injuries after he fell down from 3rd storey of a building while trying to repair the water leakage in a designated Yatri Camp at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) Harnag.

He was taken to a nearby Hospital where doctors referred him to SKIMS Soura. “He succumbed to his injuries at 11pm yesternight. Alaie is survived by his two kids and wife,” one of the family members of the deceased told the news agency Kashmir News Trust.

Earlier, on 17 June this month, a PHE daily wager Shabir Ahmed Yatoo died after falling from a dilapidated water tank in Tarzoo Sopore. “Yatoo was cleaning the water supply scheme Tarzoo when he fell down and died in the hospital. This water tank has not been designed scientifically by engineers. Instead of concrete slab, tin sheets have been used for the water supply scheme,” Sajad Parray, president Kashmir PHE Joint Employees Association told KNT adding that the irony is that even after the unfortunate incident, the concerned Engineer didn’t bother to visit either on the spot or to the house of the victim at Goshubugh Pattan.

He appealed to the government to equip PHE employees with safety gadgets and provide government jobs to one of the family members of the deceased who died in harness. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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