Blast kills 2, injures 5

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Imphal: Blast that triggered at a resident of Gangpimual village, STC road in Churachandpur district on Saturday evening took two persons’ lives injuring five others.

The blast took place at around 7:30 pm at the backyard, (near a well ) of the residence of one Niangzahau, 62, wife of late Paozathang of Gangpimual.

Seven injured persons were evacuated at the district hospital where two of them expired.

On inspection found one fin unit of a Mortar shell and some splinters.

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It is suspected to be an unexploded shell picked up by some people close to BSF firing range close to the location, police said.

The deceased persons were identified as Master Mangminlal, 6, son of Neklemlal of Gangpimual and Langinsang, 22, son of Thangchinpau of Ngathal.

The injured persons were Liansualal,18, son of CT John of Zion Veng (critical condition ), Manladia, 28, daughter of Niangzahau of Gangpimual, Siamboi, 19, son of Lalumpui of Salem Veng (- injuries on Rt Thigh and Leg), Muanbiakmuan,15, daughter of Kimgaihlen of Gangpimual ( both leg injuries) and Thangbiaklun, 34, son of late Thangnou of Gangpimual.

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Liansualal was said to be in critical condition. Siamboi was injured on te right thigh and leg. Muanbiakmuan was injured on both teams legs and Thangbiaklun was injured on the left hand.

The bodies of the death persons have been deposited in the mortuary. Some of the injured persons were referred to Imphal for further treatment, police said.

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