Explosion claims four in Orissa

Mar 29
In Orissa, at least four persons have been killed and 13 others injured early on Sunday in a powerful explosion at a house in Purushottampur, 50 km from Berhampur.

The Superintendent of Police of Ganjam district, Nitinjit Singh, said that the explosion took place at Nuapalli village around 2 am when some people were allegedly making bombs in a rented house near the site of local 'danda dance' festival. He said the explosion was so powerful that the building collapsed under its impact, while some nearby houses were also affected.

Four persons were arrested in connection with the incident. The bomb disposal squad was pressed to neutralise the remaining unexploded bombs at the site. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot.