Explosion leaves eight non-locals injured in Anantnag


SRINAGAR — At least seven migrant workers sustained burn injuries and a few shops were damaged after a blast inside a vehicle in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred in Larkipora market of Dooru area in Anantnag district.

Police said that an explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine, adjacent portable generator, and tin can of oil being carried with labourers in a load carrier. The police added that eight labourers were injured with burn injuries and are being treated at the hospital.

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Police said that all the injured are stable and there is no militant angle involved in the blast.

Eyewitnesses told the news agency KNT that a Tata Mobile (JK18-4476) was halted in the market when suddenly a blast occurred inside the vehicle. The front portion of several shops was damaged in the blast. “There was a loud bang. The migrant workers in the vehicle sustained burn injuries and were evacuated by locals to a hospital,” they said.

All the seven persons, who were injured in the blast, hail from India’s northern state of Bihar.

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Medicos at Government Medical College Anantnag identified the injured as Chotu Kumar son of Surya Kumar, Parmjeet son of Jitendra, Bhawan Kumar son of Mohan Kumar, Fikan Lal son of Nand Lal, Jatin Reshi son of Nanda Reshi, Titu Kumar son of Mehar Kumar and Shan Kumar son of Nanda Kumar.

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