Bihar: At least seven persons have been killed and seven others injured following a powerful explosion in a house in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, police said on Friday, March 4. The explosion took place at around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday night in the house in Kajwali Chak village under Tatarpur police station.
“7 dead and several injured in an explosion in Tatarpur police jurisdiction in Bhagalpur dist Prima facie it is coming to light that the family was involved in making firecrackers. 2-3 houses damaged. We are further investigating the matter”, said Bhagalpur DM, Subrat Kumar Sen.
A few pictures from the incident site which showed that the impact of the blast was huge as the nearby houses too collapsed and reduced to debris. Reports claimed that 3 houses were completely damaged in the mishap, news agency tweeted.
Bihar | 7 dead and several injured in an explosion in Tatarpur police jurisdiction in Bhagalpur dist
Prima facie it is coming to light that the family was involved in making firecrackers. 2-3 houses damaged. We are further investigating the matter: Bhagalpur DM, Subrat Kumar Sen pic.twitter.com/poKM63Loi4
— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2022
Of the seven victims, two were identified as Ganesh Prasad Singh (60), Urmila Devi (65), while the identities of the five remaining were not known yet.
The injured persons have been identified as Soni Kumari (30), Navin Mandal (32), Rahul Kumar (20) Aayesha Kumari (25), Rinku Kumar Shah (30), Vaishnavi (30) and Jaya (35).
The injured persons were admitted to the Mayaganj hospital in Bhagalpur. Four of them are in critical condition.
Local police believe that there could be more persons trapped under the debris. The rescue operation started soon after the incident.
“We are in the process of recording the statement of the injured to find out the nature of explosives. We have also called the FSL team to collect the samples as well,” Kumar said.
The areas around Bhagalpur and Munger are hubs for illegal manufacturing of firearms and bombs.