Man dies, 2 injured in geyser blast

View of house damaged in geyser blast in Budgam. -Excelsior/Shakeel
View of house damaged in geyser blast in Budgam. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, May 22: One person was killed and two others injured in a geyser explosion in Narkara village of district Budgam.

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The incident occurred at the home of Manzoor Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Gani Dar and the huge explosion caused significant structural damage to the house, leading to its collapse.
An official said that due to the collapse, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, who was inside at the time, was buried under the rubble and died on the spot; however locals managed to extricate two family members from the debris, who sustained injuries in the incident.
The injured were removed to SKIMS hospital in Bemina area of Srinagar, where they are currently receiving medical treatment.
As soon as the news spread in the area, thousands of people gathered in the village to offer their condolences to the bereaved family.
Later, large number of people attended funeral of the deceased amidst tears and sobs, bidding farewell to Manzoor.