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World War 2 era bomb explodes in Nagaland, 1 dead, 4 injured

A suspected World War II-era bomb exploded in Nagaland's Dimapur district on Tuesday killing a metal scrap collector, while four others were injured, police said.

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New Delhi Published on: September 08, 2020 20:17 IST
World War 2 era bomb explodes in Nagaland
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A suspected World War II-era bomb exploded in Nagaland's Dimapur district on Tuesday killing a metal scrap collector, while four others were injured, police said. The blast occurred in the Burma Camp area when the scrap collector was pounding the bomb with a hammer to dismantle it, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-1) Dr Naieem Mustafa said. 

The bomb is suspected to be of World War II-era, he said.

His house was partially damaged due to the blast. All the four injured persons, including a woman, were taken to a hospital, he said. 

Further investigation is underway, the officer added.

(With PTI Inputs)

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