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Blast in Himachal school

india Updated: Feb 20, 2010 19:13 IST
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Panic gripped DAV school in Palampur after a blast on its staircase during the lunch break today, but no one was injured, police said.

It is yet to be ascertained whether it was a cracker explosion or some explosives were used, they said.

Staff and students ran to safety as soon as the explosion took place on the staircase to a laboratory on the second floor of the school, Palampur Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Singh said.

After the explosion, some residue was found on the stairs, Principal B K Yadav said.

The students and teachers of the school were told to immediately vacate the building, a km from the main town, and rush to the field.

The residue has been sent for examination to forensic laboratory in Dharamsala, Singh said, adding a case has been registered and investigation was on.