One killed, two hurt in well digging accident in Pshdar


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SULAIMANI — Raparin Police Directorate said on Wednesday (July 21) that one person was killed and two others were injured in an explosion in Pshdar district’s Said Ahmed village as workers attempted to dig a well using a TNT charge.

The deceased victim, who was born in 1988, was from the village and had been hired to dig the well by the owner of the property where the incident occurred.

A 16-year-old, who was assisting in the excavation, and an 8-year-old were hurt in the blast. Both are listed in stable condition.

The Kurdistan Region is currently experiencing a serious drought because of an extremely dry winter and upstream damming by Iran and Turkey.

(NRT Digital Media)