Kanpur: 7 injured in crude bomb blast

15 10 2008

Seven people, including three children, were injured in an crude bomb explosion in Colonelganj area of Kanpur on Tuesday evening, the police said. A bomb wrapped in a polythene bag and kept on a bicycle went off at 1830 hours, Senior Superintendent of Police Hari Ram Sharma said.
The explosion took place near a liquor vendor, he said. Seven people, three of them children, were injured in the blast, the SSP said. Uttar Pradesh [Images] Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal said it was not a terror attack.

The severely injured were carried away to hospitals by locals and police. The injured were identified as Krishna (5), Ravi (5), Mansi (9), Shanti Devi (65), Jeevan Lal Sonker (62), Tula Ram (60), Rani (65) and Twinkle Sonker (8). Ajay Sonker, an eyewitness said, there was a deafening sound and he saw mangled parts of a bicycle lying on the road. District magistrate Anil Kumar Sagar said it was a low intensity blast. Panic gripped the area soon after the blast. The industrial city was put on high alert by the district administration. Eyewitnesses said they saw two young men leaving a bicycle with No. 12 painted on the rear side.