Explosion reported 12 km away from PM Modi’s rally venue in J&K, police suspect meteorite

An explosion occurred in a field 12 km away from the venue for PM Modi’s rally in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

The explosion occurred in Laliana village in Jammu district. The police reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the nature of the blast.

“It doesn’t seem to be terror-related. Details are being ascertained,” the police said.

“We suspect it to be a meteorite…. might be lightning”, a senior police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Security has been tightened for the same.

In Palli Panchayat in Samba district of Jammu division, PM Modi will address Gram Sabhas across the country on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day.

PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of development projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

This includes the Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel, the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and the Ratle and Kwar hydroelectric projects.

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