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Three killed in Kashmir explosion

IANS | Last Updated: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 13:04

Jammu: Three people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday when some labourers lit a fire to keep themselves warm, accidentally setting off explosives meant to blast rocks, officials said.

A police officer said that all three victims were building a road about 100 km away from Udhampur town.

They were lighting a fire in Gouri Meeti Ladaa village when the blast took place. One of them died instantly.

Two others succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital.

"The explosion took place accidentally as blasting material used in road construction was lying in a packet and came in contact with the fire," the officer said.

First Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 13:04
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