Woman Injured In Mysterious Handwara Blast Succumbs

A man at the blast site.

Srinagar: An elderly woman injured in a mysterious blast at her house in Handwara on Thursday, succumbed to her injuries at the SMHS hospital here on Saturday, taking the death toll in the explosion to two.

70-year-old Janti begum lost battle for life at SMHS hospital here on Saturday, two days after her granddaughter Shabnum Bano was killed and six other family members, including the septuagenarian sustained injured in the mysterious blast at her home in Taratpora village of Handwara on Thursday.

The injured included Ghulam Mohammad Wani (45) and his wife— Raja Begum (38), mother— Janti Begum (70), daughter—Rifat (17) and Mukhti Begum (34).

Some members of the family are reportedly dealing with scrap and the possibility of some explosive being brought along with the trash is being worked out.

“In an unfortunate incident in Tarathpora, Handwara one person died and 06 others injured. Blast took place in scrap materials consisting of unexplored shell & grenade which was probably stored in his house. Investigation going on,” police had said.

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