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Boy killed as fire cracker explodes

A 17-year-old boy was killed and another injured when a fire cracker exploded in Antophill, police said.

The incident occurred at Kalpak Chouk, Sangamnagar last night at around 10.30 PM during a religious procession, said Nasir Sheikh, Senior Police Inspector of Antophill Police Station.

During the procession, a group of youth were burning fire-crackers. While Afzal Sakiuddin Khan, was burning a ‘sutli-bomb’ (a type of cracker) with metal pipe in hand, it exploded, he said.

“Afzal and another 15-year-old boy Moin sustained injuries. The two were admitted to civic-run Sion hospital where Afzal died while undergoing treatment,” Sheikh added.

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