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Blast in oil depot kills one, hurts five in Azad Kashmir

GULPUR: A powerful explosion in an oil depot has killed one man and left five others injured in Gul Pur area located in the outskirt of Kotli locality of Azad Kashmir late on Thursday night.

According to reports, the blast occurred in Gul Pur area of Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Explosion followed the fierce blaze that engulfed as many as six men, burning one to death and leaving five others critically wounded.

Rescue activities have been kicked start, sources said.Injured people have been shifted to hospital for medical treatment who have been declared to be in critical sate, hospital sources confirmed to SAMAA.

Meanwhile, the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), having converged to crime site, have placed a strong cordon around with a view to collect evidences.Eyewitnesses speculated that the explosion was triggered through a remote-controlled device but an official version has yet to confirm speculation.However, the Deputy Commissioner police, Fareed Ahmed, claimed that the explosion occurred due to short-circuit.


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