SRINAGAR: At least eight labourers were injured after an explosion in the vibration machine took place in the Larkipora area of Anantnag district.
Quoting officials, KNO reported that the blast occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine on Wednesday near a local market, causing panic among the residents.
Due to the blast eight non-local labourers, hailing from Bihar were injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The injured have been identified as Chato Kumar, son of Soria Kumar (18), Param Jeet, son of Jitender (22), Bhawan Kumar, son of Mohan Kumar (21), Fiqan, son of Nanda Lal (17), Jiten, son of Nanda Reshi (21), Titu Kumar, son of Mahir Reshi (23), Matlesh Kumar, son of Ganesh Kumar (19) and Shan Kumar, son of Nanda Reshi (17)—all residents of Bihar.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone Police wrote on X: “An explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine, adjacent portable generator and tin can of oil being carried with labourers in a load carrier at Larkipora Anantnag. 8 labourers injured with burn injuries being treated at hospital. All stable. No terrorist angle observed. Investigation started.”