Two students of a religious seminary died due to suffocation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday.

Srinagar based news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) quoted police official as saying that two students from Darul-uloom Faiz-ul-uloom tragically died due to suffocation in Ashtangoo village of Bandipora.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning when the Darasgah officials found the children and their father unconscious.

“Despite being rushed to the nearby hospital, the boys couldn’t be revived,”he said, adding that their father is undergoing treatment at district hospital Bandipora.

The deceased children have been identified as Muneer Ahmad Chechi, 10, and Tanveer Ahmad Chechi, 9, sons of Qasim Ahmad Chechi from Malangam, Bandipora.

He said the police are investigating the incident and preliminary findings suggest suffocation as the cause of death.