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Handwara Shell Blast: Mother Loses Battle For Life After Daughter Dies in Explosion

Official sources said that the mother succumbed to the wounds at the Srinagar hospital in the wee hours of Saturday.

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Arshid Hussain Mir
Arshid Hussain Mir
Covering Budgam, Kashmir Regional News from India. Holds Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from RIMT University, Punjab.

INDIA. Handwara: Two days after her 19-year-old daughter was killed as a result of a shell blast in their home, a 49-year-old woman has succumbed to serious wounds at a hospital in Srinagar in the wee hours of Saturday, official sources said.

The victims are Identified as 49 years old Sara Begum who is the wife of Ghulam Ahmad and her 19-year-old daughter, Gulnaza Banu.

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The mother and the daughter had suffered grievous wounds when a “dead shell” went off while they were cleaning collard greens, popularly known as ‘Haakh’, and some forest vegetables (‘longdi’) kept inside a bag, at their residence in Sharkoot Villgam in Taratpora Amargargh area of Handwara.

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Police said that the duo had brought the “dead shell” along with the vegetables from a nearby forest area on Tuesday, May 25.

On the next day (Wednesday), as the victims were cleaning the vegetables from inside the bag, there was a big blast which leads to serious injuries on them, the Police said.

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The victims were removed to a local hospital at Handwara where the teenaged girl succumbed to wounds immediately while the middle-aged woman was shifted in critical condition to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Official sources said that Sara Begum succumbed to the wounds at the Srinagar hospital in the wee hours of Saturday.

The police have already filed a case and further investigations are underway.

So far, no compensation has been paid to the family by the administration.

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