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Gun barrel explodes, three jawans die in Jhansi

The incident occurred when an artillery gun barrel exploded during a joint military exercise between India and Singapore in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.

lucknow Updated: Jan 15, 2006 15:41 IST

Three army troops were killed when an artillery gun barrel exploded during a joint military exercise between India and Singapore in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

The accident occurred on Saturday when the jawans were displaying the efficiency of the artillery gun at 41st Armoured Division premises at Babina, they said.

The barrel of the gun suddenly exploded killing the soldiers instantly.

The blast ripped apart the bodies of jawans, police said adding the dead were Rampati Yadav, Sanjay Yadav and Ashok Singh Sahi.

No Singaporean soldier was hurt, police said adding the exercises were called off for the day but resumed on Sunday.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 14:45 IST