Blast At Multi-Stored Building Sparks Panic In Kasba

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Kolkata: A powerful blast on the ground floor of a multi-storied apartment yards from Kasba police station triggered panic in the locality on Wednesday.

The impact blew off the door and the windows, but none was injured. The bomb disposal squad visited the spot, but the exact reason of the explosion is yet to be determined.

The blast occurred at 8.30pm. Police whisked away Abdul Rezzak, the security guard who stayed in the room where the blast took place, for interrogation.

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“This is the security room and the guard was outside at the time of the blast. The doors and windows landed at least 12ft-13ft from the apartment. The window panes of two buildings nearby were also shattered. The utensils in the room were mangled, but nothing happened to the oven,” said an officer, adding, “The substance is not combustible else there would have been fire. We are waiving the possibility of a cylinder blast.”

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