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Three brothers killed in Andhra blast

IANS  |  Vijayawada 

Three brothers were killed in a bomb blast in Andhra Pradesh's town on Tuesday, police said.

The incident occurred near Nandyal checkpost on the outskirts of when the three brothers, including two real estate developers, were surveying a piece of land which they had purchased sometime back.

The deceased have been identified as J. Mallikarjuna, J. Rajasekhar -- both and J. Sreenu, an of Police.

Another person, identified as Sudhakar, a in the Survey Department, was injured.

According to the police, the blast occurred when some waste material was set on fire by some workers. While two brothers died on the spot, Sreenu succumbed at Government Hospital.

The police suspect that country-made bombs were kept in the garbage. A said an investigation is on to find out if somebody had concealed the bombs in the field or if they were deliberately planted to target the brothers.

According to people living in the vicinity, the brothers were well-known in the town as they had executed several projects. They had purchased that piece of land for Rs 20 crore.



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First Published: Tue, July 31 2018. 15:58 IST