In Kathua area of J&K today, two persons died and one sustained critical injuries in a blast inside a chemical factory. Senior Superintendent of Police Ramesh Kotwal said that the blast took place in a chemical factory where zinc and copper items are being manufactured.
He said that two charred bodies are recovered, one of them is of a local contractor and another is of a labourer, whose identity is being ascertained. The injured labourer has been shifted to Government Medical College for treatment. The cause of the blast is unknown. Police are investigating the incident.