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2 killed, 4 injured in explosion in Punjab

Two scrap collectors, including a woman, were today killed on the spot and four others sustained injuries in an explosion

Published: 04th September 2016 06:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2016 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

HOSHIARPUR: Two scrap collectors, including a woman, were today killed on the spot and four others sustained injuries in an explosion in a shanty at Shastri Nagar here in Punjab, police said. The explosion apparently occurred when the victims were trying to remove brass from exploded grenades, police said.

The bodies of the deceased, identified as Mamo (60), wife of Faqiria of Shastri Nagar, and Mohan Lal (20), son of Kalli Ram of Mohalla Kamalpur, were blown into pieces, they added. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital, police said.

Hoshiarpur SP Kulwant Singh, who reached the spot immediately after the incident, said the exact cause of the explosion was yet to be ascertained. A team of forensic experts has collected samples from the spot, he added.

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