Explosion leaves 8-yr-old dead, several hurt in Kolkata’s Nagerbaza

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Kolkata: An eight-year-old child died and several others were injured, in a high-intensity explosion in the Nagerbazar area under Dum Dum police limits in northern suburbs of Kolkata on Tuesday.

According to sources, the explosion occurred at around 9 am outside a fruit shop on the ground floor of the building, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Dum Dum Police Station.

Those injured in the blast were rushed to the state-run RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. The minor child succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress leader and Chairman of South Dumdum municipality Panchu Gopal Roy alleged that the blast was targeted at him.

A forensic team and sniffer dogs were rushed to the spot to ascertain the nature of the explosion, police said.

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