Jammu & Kashmir

2 dead, another injured as mysterious blast rocks chemical factory in Kathua

Kathua: In a tragic incident, two persons including a contractor died, while another one sustained critical injuries when a mysterious blast shook a chemical factory in Kathua area of the Jammu region on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters, SSP Kathua Romesh Kotwal said that a chemical factor where zinc and copper items are made witnessed a blast. “It is not clear whether the blast was deliberate or due to negligence,” he said.

He said that two charred bodies have been found and one of them is a local contractor Shakeel Ahmed and another one is a labourer, whose identity is being ascertained. “The third one who is also believed to be a labourer has been shifted to GMC Kathua,” he said.

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