Dog carcass recovered from pre-settling water tank, facility disinfected

Shopian, June 29: A dog carcass was recovered from a pre-settling water tank of a reservoir in Tachloo village of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday.

Locals said that they spotted a carcass of a street dog floating on the surface of the tank at around 8.30 am.

"The villagers soon gathered near the tank and removed the carcass from it," the residents said.

The water from the tank, according to the locals, is being fed to two villages - Tachloo and Kharwara - in the area.

Executive Engineer Jal Shakti Department Irfan-ul-Islam told Greater Kashmir that a dog had slipped into the pre-settling tank after a nomadic family, which drew water from the tank left the main door of the facility open.

He said that the carcass was immediately removed and the tank was emptied and disinfected.

"The department had also taken the water samples from the tank and sent them to a laboratory for testing," Islam said.

He said that the department had taken action against the Chowkidar.

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