Another boy injured in Manasbal blast dies, toll reaches two

Mohammad Imran

Ganderbal: Another minor boy, who was injured in a mysterious explosion in Manasbal area here, has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, taking the death toll to two.

11-year-old Shakir succumbed to injuries, hours after he was removed to the SKIMS hospital here for treatment, officials told Kashmir Reader. Another boy Muzamil Ahmed Reshi is still being treated upon at the hospital for grave injuries.

With Shakir’s death, the toll in the mysterious blast has reached two.

The blast, officials said occurred at Baba Sualah, Manasbal here this afternoon when the three boys were fiddling with a device. In the explosion Adil Ahmed Reshi, 10, had died on the spot.

“It is premature to say whether the device was a grenade or a littered mortar shell,” a senior police officer said.