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5 of a family die inside well in Faryab

5 of a family die inside well in Faryab

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May 15, 2016 - 19:37

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five members of a family died after drinking contaminated water from a well inside their home in northwestern Faryab province, police said on Sunday.

Abdul Karim Yourash, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred on Saturday in Diwana Kariz locality of Ghormach district.

Yourash said a woman was among the five dead. The well water had been poisoned as a result of a dispute within the family, he added.

However, Faryab public healthinfo-icon director Dr. Maroof Samar said three men and a woman died while digging a well.

“First one person inhaled a poisonous gas while digging the well, then another person tried to pull him up. A third person also did so and finally a woman jumped into the well to rescue the others and all died of suffocation.”  

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