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A policeman was killed while defusing bombs seized from a village in Puri, Odisha.
Four others, including two civilians, were seriously injured in the incident and rushed to t he district headquarter hospital, said Anup Kumar Sahu, superintendent of police.
The deceased was identified as Ranjan Kumar Sarangi of the district bomb disposal squad.
The district police had seized 53 crude bombs and 12 detonators from an abandoned hut in Gambhari village at the bank of Chilika Lake.
The seized explosive materials were shifted to Brahmagiri police station with help of the bomb disposal squad.
"However, one of the bombs went off despite keeping it inside water for several hours," Sahu said, adding that no one was arrested on charge of storing the explosive materials.
Gambhari village was in news recently due to a group clash after the panchayat polls in March where about 50 houses were gutted.
Police suspected that the explosives were stored at the village for creating further disturbance.
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