Scrap dealer dies as defunct bomb goes off in Tawang

A man was killed while trying to extract lead from a discarded bomb, earlier used by the forces, at Mandaling village, near Tawang district in Arunachal.

Itanagar: A man was killed while trying to extract lead from a discarded bomb, earlier used by the forces, at Mandaling village, near Tawang district in Arunachal.

Dorjee Tsering, a scrap dealer was trying to extract lead from the discarded object, probably believing it a defunct bomb, with a hammer when the object went off, Tawang police station officer in charge S Monpa informed over telephone today.

The object, suspected to be a misfired bomb from the firing range of Indian Army, was spotted from a nearby jungle where the scrap dealers often go to collect discarded ammunition of the forces, the officer said.

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