Jammu & Kashmir

Three injured after mysterious blast in Samba, says police

Three injured after mysterious blast in JK's Samba. [Photo: ANI]

Samba: Three people were injured in a mysterious blast that took place in Khada Madana village under Purmandal block of Sabha district on Monday evening, police said.

The blast took place at around 8:15pm. It is suspected that an old rusted shell lying in a field exploded after local farmers set their fields on fire as part of their farming practice.

The injured have been identified as Suriya Bibi, 58, wife of Shash Din, Rameet Singh, 66, son of Sansar Singh, and Semroo Devi, 76, wife of Dharam Chand, all residents of Khada Madhana.

According to the police, the three sustained splinter injuries in the blast and were shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu.

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