1. Auto-rickshaw explodes in Agra; 1 dead, 10 injured

Auto-rickshaw explodes in Agra; 1 dead, 10 injured

An explosion in a moving auto rickshaw killed one person on Saturday. Meanwhile, 10 more people have been reported to be severely injured.

By: | Published: October 15, 2016 6:21 PM
The explosion, that happened around afternoon has created an environment of terror in the city. (ANI) The explosion, that happened around afternoon has created an environment of terror in the city. (ANI)

An explosion in a moving auto rickshaw killed one person on Saturday. Meanwhile, 10 more people have been reported to be severely injured. The explosion happened in the Jagdishpuri area of the city near Prabhu talkies. The explosion, that happened around afternoon has created an environment of terror in the city. According to reports, a cyclist who was in close proximity to the auto rickshaw bore the blunt of the explosion and dies on spot. The explosion is reported to have been so powerful that 10 other people, including Police Head Constable Suresh Chandra Sharma, received severe injuries.

The injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital, according to initial reports. 2 of these 10 injured people have been reported to be in a serious condition. Reports suggest that the blast was so powerful that the entire region was covered in black smoke and ash. Eyewitnesses told OneIndia that the cyclist was just passing around the auto rickshaw when they heard a terribly loud explosion and with a very loud noise, the entire region got covered in smoke.

Eyewitnesses further said that the there was no visibility in the area following the attack. Police told the reporters that the dead cyclist has not been identified yet. Although the other 10 injured people have been identified. Though the police did not confirm if the explosives were inside the auto or if the bicyclist was carrying them.

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