Woman killed, mother injured in explosion in J&K

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Srinagar, May 27 (PTI) A 19-year-old woman was killed and her mother injured in an explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, police said.

A police official said Sara Begum (49) and her daughter Gulnaz Bano, residents of Sharkoot Vilgam area of Handwara, went to a forest for collecting vegetables on Wednesday and apparently brought a dead shell with them.

'Today, while opening the vegetable bag, a blast occurred, resulting in injuries to both,' he said.

The injured women were shifted to a hospital where Bano succumbed, the official said, adding, a case has been registered and an investigation is underway. PTI SSB AAR AAR

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