Handwara: A minor girl died while five other members of her family were injured in a mysterious blast in Taratpora Ramhall area of Handwara in north Kahsmir’s Kupwara district.
The blast occurred in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, killing his 07-year-old daughter Shabnum Bano on the spot while five other members of the family were injured. They were shifted to hospital, local news agency GNS reported.
Another local news agency reported the girl was killed due to the LPG cylinder blast but police is yet to confirm what caused the blast.
Some members of the family are reportedly dealing with scrap and possibility of some explosive being brought along with the trash is being worked out.
The nature of the blast is being investigated, said a police official. “It seems there is no militancy-related” angle to it.” The investigations are underway, he added.