1 killed, 3 injured in battery-blast in Khrew

One person died while three others were injured in a solar-battery blast at Khrew area of this district on Wednesday.

An official said the blast took place inside residential house of Ghulam Nabi Mir at Zantrag village in the evening.

Four members of the family including Mir’s son, two daughters and nephew were injured in the blast.

They were rushed to SMHS hospital but one among them succumbed on way to the hospital. The deceased has been identified as Shabir Ahmad (25).

Other injured persons were identified as Gulshan (18) and Shafeeqa (21) and their 8-year old cousin, Faisal.

The blast created panic in the village. Soon after the incident police rushed to the spot and registered a case.

“It seems that the incident has happened due to a solar battery blast, but we have started the investigation to ascertain the actual cause,” the police official said.