Blast in theatre near Mumbai, no casualties

IANS | By, Mumbai
Feb 20, 2008 09:23 PM IST

A bomb blast rips through a cinema theatre in Panvel town near Mumbai when it was screening Jodhaa Akbar.

A bomb blast ripped through a cinema theatre in Panvel town near Mumbai on Wednesday evening when it was screening Jodhaa Akbar, police officials told IANS. There were no casualties.

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When the blast took place the afternoon show was about to end at the Cineraj theatre in Thane district's Panvel, about 100 km from Mumbai.

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There were no casualties in the blast, according to preliminary reports. Investigations were on, the police said.

In a precautionary move, another theatre in the locality was evacuated and searched by a bomb detection squad and sniffer dogs. The police were combing the whole area for suspicious things.

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