Baramulla: Three local men died while walking through a snow-covered road near Sadhna Top in Karnah tehsil of Kupwara district late Monday evening. Sources said that the three persons were travelling from Chowkibal to Karnah on foot. They fell down unconscious due to the severe cold near Sadhna Top and died due to the freezing temperatures.
The three men were identified as Khalid Ahmed Sheikh, son of Ghulam Qadir Shiekh, resident of Hajinar; Tahir Ahmad Khoja, son of Younis Khoja, resident of Hajinar; and Fareed Ahmad, son of Lal Din, resident of Shamaspora Kupwara.
On January 4, an elderly lady also died due to cold on the same road. She along with her family was travelling on the snow-covered road on foot. Her body could be shifted to her home only after three days.