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A convention center in Kerala’s Kochi was rocked by five blasts one after the other. In this explosion, one woman died, while 36 people were injured, who have been admitted to the hospital. It is being told that these explosions took place on Sunday morning when a prayer meeting was going on in the Christian Convention Center. Around 2000 people were present in the hall at the time of the blasts.
According to the source, preliminary investigation has revealed that an incendiary device was used in the blast. This causes a small explosion, which causes a fire. Along with this, a tiffin-like box has also been found from the blast site, due to which it is feared that the device may have been kept in this box. Wires, batteries and other suspicious items were also found.
The police surrounded the blast site
After the incident, there was chaos all around. Kalamassery police said that the police received information about the blast at 9 am. Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev said that the blast site has been cordoned off. Every visitor is being closely watched. Meanwhile, relief and rescue work is going on at the spot.
Instructions for giving better treatment to the injured
All the people injured in the blast have been admitted to nearby hospitals including Kalamseri Medical. where he is undergoing treatment. After the blast, Health Minister Veena George has asked government doctors to come on duty. He has directed to provide better treatment to all the injured.
#WATCH | Kerala DGP Dr Shaik Darvesh Saheb says “Today morning at 9:40 am approximately there was an explosion at Zamra International Convention & Exhibition Centre in which one person died and 36 persons are undergoing treatment. In the convention centre, Jehovahs Witnesses pic.twitter.com/BoK4gBPT5x
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2023
CM Pinarayi Vijayan expressed grief over the incident
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this is a very unfortunate incident. We are gathering details related to the incident. All the top officials are in Ernakulam. DGP is also going to the spot. We are taking this very seriously. I have spoken to the DGP. We need to get more details after investigation.
NIA and NSG will investigate the incident
On the other hand, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about this incident and got information about the situation. After which the Home Minister directed to send NIA and NSG teams to the state. A team of NIA and NSG has left for the spot. A team of the Central Investigation Agency will remain there till the investigation is completed.