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8 migrant labourers injured in Anantnag explosion; police rule out terror angle

By, Srinagar
Sep 27, 2023 10:50 PM IST

Eight migrant labourers were injured in a blast in a cement settling machine in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday, police said. Kashmir Zone Police in a post on X said that the explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine which was adjacent to a portable generator and oil can.

Eight migrant labourers were injured in a blast in a cement settling machine in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday, police said.

A labourer is being treated at the Government Medical College and Association Hospital after he was injured in an explosion in Anantnag on Wednesday. (ANI)
A labourer is being treated at the Government Medical College and Association Hospital after he was injured in an explosion in Anantnag on Wednesday. (ANI)

Kashmir Zone Police in a post on X said that the explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine which was adjacent to a portable generator and oil can. These were being carried with labourers in a load carrier at Larkipora, Anantnag, when the blast occured.

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“Eight labourers received burn injuries who are being treated at a hospital,” the police said.

Locals said that the explosion, which occurred in the morning in the market, triggered panic in the area.

The police said that all the injured are stable. “No terrorist angle observed in the incident. Investigation has started,” the police said.

A police official of Anantnag said that most of the injured are from Bihar.

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