Blast Jolts Factory in Kashipur, One Killed


Kolkata: A fierce explosion tore apart a factory located in Kolkata’s Kashipur area on Friday, killing one and injuring two others.

The explosion took place at around 2.45 pm today when workers of the factory, which manufactures and repairs parts of ships, were cleaning a portion of land at its backside, cops said.

While Sanjeev Das, worker of the factory and a resident of Ashoknagar, was declared dead on arrival when taken to a hospital, the other two were being treated for injuries in SSKM Hospital

Meanwhile, firefighters have been pressed to service. Bomb squad personnel, along with a team from Cossipore police station, have also been rushed to the spot.

“The land is covered with heavy bushes and we are finding it difficult to search the area. We do not know if there are more bombs or explosives. The bomb squad has taken all precautionary measures for the search,” a senior police officer said from the spot.