SRINAGAR: A man died after falling from a rooftop while he was clearing snow in Plan area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday.
An official said that Mumtaz Ahmad, a resident of Plan Bandipora, fell down from the roof of his house while he was clearing snow to prevent it from collapsing.
“He was shifted to DH Bandipora where from he was referred to SKIMS Soura for treatment but he succumbed on the way. At Soura, he was declared dead on arrival,” he said.
Most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight, officials of the MeT Department said.
The snowfall, which began in the late afternoon on Friday, continued in most parts of the valley this morning, they said, adding it is one of the heaviest snowfalls in the recent years in the plains of Kashmir.
Srinagar recorded 10 inches of snowfall till 8:30 in the morning and the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded two feet of fresh snow. While Qazigund recorded 11 inches, Kokernag three inches, Pahalgam 16 inches and Kupwara 17 inches of snow, the officials said. GK