2 women die of cardiac arrest during tremors in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two women have died after suffering cardiac arrest during the earthquake that shook Jammu and Kashmir this afternoon.

Zoona Begum of Mohalla  Mir Sahab in old town Baramulla suffered a massive heart attack while she was moving towards a safer place when the 7.7 earthquake hit the state around 2:40 pm today, witnesses said.

Another elderly woman died in similar circumstances in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.


Fatima, 79, of Ahangar Mohalla was pronounced dead by doctors upon arrival at the district hospital, Anantnag.