NOWSHERA: Five people died while one got injured when a mortar shell exploded in Akbarpura area of Nowshera on Tuesday.
According to Rescue 1122 officials, the bodies and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. Five deceased in the blast have been identified as Shafqat, Mukarram, Ali, Zahidullah and Hidayatullh, the officials said.
District Police Officer (DPO) Najmul Hasnain and other police officers rushed to the spot and inspected the site of the explosion. Police collected evidence from the site of the incident, DPO Najmul Hasnain said.
The mortar shell was found near the riverside at Akburpura, which exploded when being sold at the scrap shop, the DPO added.
Akbarpura is situated around 13 miles away from Peshawar and is part of Pabbi Tehsil of Nowshera district.