BARA: One person lost his life in a landmine explosion in Bara area of Khyber tribal district, local sources said on Thursday.

Sources said the victim, identified as Wazir, hailing from Dora Landi village, had gone to the mountainous Mamanray area for grazing his cattle on Wednesday, but didn’t return home. The family members and local people went to Mamanray area on Thursday morning for searching Wazir. Upon reaching there, they found the body of Wazir. Sources said Wazir stepped on a landmine due to which it exploded, killing him on the spot.

The area people brought the body of 35-year-old Wazir to the village where his funeral was arranged. People of the area expressed grave concern over the incident and demanded the government to remove landmines to avoid recurrence of such tragic incidents.