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Army jawan killed in firing range explosion in Assam

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GUWAHATI, May 2 (PTI): An Army jawan was killed in a blast at Darranga Field firing range in Tamulpur in Assam, a defence spokesperson said here on Tuesday.

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Craftsman Sandeep Kumar, was injured on Monday in the blast while on sentry duty in the range, he said.

“He (Kumar) was severely injured due to the explosion and was provided immediate medical aid on the spot by a regimental medical officer. He was air evacuated to the base hospital in Guwahati, where he succumbed to (his) injuries later in the same day,” the spokesperson said.

An enquiry has been ordered to ascertain the facts of the incident, he said.

Kumar hailed from Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh and is survived by his wife and a one-year-old son.

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“Indian Army expresses condolences and stands firm with the bereaved family of the soldier who lost his life in the incident,” the spokesperson added.

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