Bomb blast in Kanpur, five injured

October 14th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Kanpur, Oct 14 (IANS) At least five people were injured in a minor bomb explosion in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh Tuesday evening, police said, adding that it was seemingly caused by firecrackers and not a terrorist attack. The explosion took place in Colonelganj locality of the city around 7 p.m., police officials said.

“It seems that a man had purchased firecrackers ahead of the Diwali festival and he left his bag on his bicylce. Apparently, the firecrackers went off accidentally, injuring five people including three children,” senior superintendent of police H.R. Sharma told IANS.

Senior police officials had rushed to the spot and the injured were rushed to hospital, he said.

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