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JAMMU — A person was killed and six others were injured in a mortar shell blast that took place in a scrap factory on Saturday afternoon in the Industrial Estate, Bari Brahmana of Samba district.

According to the news agency KNO, a massive explosion took place around 3 PM in Scrap Enterprises, a company owned by Subash Chandra and Sons, which deals with scrap material for its further reuse.

A person identified as Mohan Lal from Rajouri died in the explosion while six others were injured. All six persons who sustained injuries have now been sent to Government Medical College (GMC) in the Jammu area.

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Sharing details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Samba Benam Tosh said that there is no mystery in the blast. “It’s unfortunate that we lost one valuable life in the incident but there is no mystery in it. The company deals with scrap, and one of the mortar shells that are brought here after neutralizing them exploded,” the SSP said while denying any terror angle in the incident.

Tosh, however, said that an FIR has been registered in the incident and action will be taken against those found guilty.

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The police said the injured are from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bishnag, Ramgarh, Ramnagar and Bari Brahmana.

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