Dimapur: A bomb blast in Nagaland’s Dimapur on Tuesday has resulted in the death of one individual, while four others were injured.
The incident took place at United North Block, Burma camp in Dimapur town — the commercial hub of Nagaland.
The deceased was a metal scrap detector who according to reports was pounding a suspected vintage bomb with a hammer when it went off. It is being suspected that the vintage bomb is from the era of World War II.
“A blast occurred at UNB colony, Burma Camp. Preliminary investigation reveals that an iron scrap worker was pounding a suspected vintage bomb with hammer, when it went off. The accidental blast left one dead and four injured (sic),” Dimapur police said on Twitter.
A blast occured at UNB colony,Burma Camp.Preliminary investigation reveal that an iron scrap worker was pounding a suspected vintage bomb with hammer,when it went off.The accidental blast left one dead and four injured
— dimapur police (@dimapurpolice) September 8, 2020
One child and three others were also injured in the blast. They have been hospitalized.