Four die while digging well in Taqtaq: local police

The location where four people died while digging a well in Taqtaq on Monday June 1, 2020 (Photo courtesy of local residents)

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SULAIMANI — Police in Taqtaq said on Monday (June 1) that four people died while digging a well in Mikharas village.

Taqtaq Police Supervisor Harem Dlshad told NRT Digital Media that the sides of the pit caved in while the men were digging, burying them. Three of the victims were from the same family, including a father, a son, and a nephew. Another person also died alongside them.

A spokesperson for the Koya Health Directorate told NRT Digital Media on Monday evening that only one of the bodies has been brought to Koya forensic medicine center so far. The other bodies have reportedly been recovered after intensive effort and will be transported to forensic medicine soon.

(NRT Digital Media)