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Three killed in Kashmir explosion

IANS  Jammu, December 01, 2013
First Published: 12:27 IST(1/12/2013) | Last Updated: 12:31 IST(1/12/2013)

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 told IANS 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.

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