At least 3 dead in explosion in Bengaluru, officials probing cause

Crackers were found at the site of the location. Bomb disposal units and dog squads have been summoned to the scene.
Police are yet to identify the deceased. (HT photo.)
Police are yet to identify the deceased. (HT photo.)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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Three people are feared killed while one person was injured following an explosion at a godown of a transport company in Bengaluru’s Chamarajpet on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

“We have found crackers at the location and have also summoned the bomb disposal units and dog squads to the scene. They will search the area,” said the officer.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Harish Pandey, said the explosion could be the result of a cracker blast.

“It looks like a cracker explosion definitely. The major impact is from the cracker only. It seems almost 80 boxes were stored here, we still have to calculate,” Pandey said.

“Probably, the person who was handling those boxes was right next to it when the box exploded. The impact has caused serious dismemberment. It looks like a handling-related explosion, we’ll get to know the exact details once the chemical team from Forensic science lab (FSL) is here,” he added.  

Meanwhile, Congress legislator Zameer Ahmed Khan visited the spot and announced 2 lakh for the family of the deceased. The leader said he will take care of those who got injured in the explosion.

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