Blast in Haryana state transport bus in Sonepat injures 12 passengers

An "low-intensity" blast took place in a Haryana Roadways bus on Thursday afternoon, reports said. At least 12 passengers have been injured in the incident, according to the police.

File photo of Haryana police. Reuters

File photo of Haryana police. Reuters

The blast took place in a bus near Pipli in Sonepat district. It was said to have been on its way to Chandigarh from Sonepat.

CNN-News18 quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the blast took place as a battery-like object exploded in the bus. The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained, police said, adding that forensic experts have been summoned. The blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), India Today reported.

A bomb squad is at the location to investigate the incident, Times Now reported. While the injured were taken to a hospital, the rest continued their travel in another bus.

The injured were being treated at a hospital in Kurukshetra, police said.

Police have registered a case and started investigations.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 26, 2016 17:03 PM

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