Sweeper injured as old shell goes off in Handwara

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/21/2021 12:37:07 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 20: A sweeper was injured on Saturday after an old shell went off while he was cleaning a private school in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Officials said that a sweeper identified as Reyaz Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul AhadAhanger was cleaning the Hillwill School when the shell went off, leading to injuries to him.
He was shifted to the hospital and his condition is stated to be stable, they said.
SP Handwara Dr. GV Sandeep told GNS that investigations into the incident have revealed that it was old shell which exploded, leading to the injuries to the sweeper. “He is stable,” the police officer added.



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