Six members of a family died in a ‘mortar shell’ explosion late Tuesday at their residence in Havid Landi Dak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, authorities said.
According to police, the blast, apparently caused by some sort of an artillery shell, occurred in the jurisdiction of Havid Landi Dak station and killed a man, his wife, and their four children.
The explosive material that caused the blast was inside the house, police said. All six died on the spot.
The blast occurred when a 60-millimetre mortar shell exploded inside the house, according to KP police spokesperson Waqar Khan.
The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and commenced an investigation while the bodies were moved to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.