One person died and four others were injured in an accidental blast at United North Block colony in Dimapur on Tuesday.

The blast occurred at around 2 pm.

The injured have been admitted to the hospital.

According to Dimapur Police, as per preliminary investigation, an iron scrap worker was pounding a suspected vintage bomb with a hammer when it went off.

Police said the incident left one person dead and four injured.

An infant, a woman and two men were among the injured.

Further details are awaited.

Bhadra Gogoi

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