Explosion in shop, salesman injured

Srinagar: One person was critically injured in an explosion inside a beverage shop in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

Firdous Ahmad Mir, a resident of Litter, was injured in the blast which damaged the cold drinks shop at village Chatpora, 30 kms from here, late last night, a police officer said.

He said Mir was working as a salesman at the shop and was immediately evacuated to Pulwama district hospital for treatment.

The injured was later referred to Soura medical institute here for specialised treatment, the officer said.

He said it was not immediately known what caused the explosion.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on, he said.