1 killed, 4 wounded in shell explosion in Leh

KL Report

SRINAGAR

One person was killed and four others wounded after an artillery shell exploded accidentally in Leh, sources said on Friday.

“An artillery shell exploded last evening wounding five laborers who were collecting scrap from the army’s firing range,” police sources said. “The wounded laborers were immediately hospitalized, where one succumbed and others are undergoing treatment.”

They added the laborers are hailing from Jharkhand.

Last month a seven-year-old girl was killed and her brother lost legs in a similar explosion at Khag are of disputed Tosamaidan, in Budgam district.

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