Court complex in Kollam rocked by explosion; one injured

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Kollam: A huge explosion rocked the court complex here on Wednesday, injuring one person, police said.

The blast took place in a labour department jeep parked in the court premises.

"I rushed out of my office after hearing the noise and saw smoke and fire at the court complex and a vehicle on fire," a woman said.

The police suspect that gun powder was used to trigger the explosion. They recovered 17 batteries and electric fuse and feel a timer was used.

A flying object hit a man on his face after the explosion but his injury was not serious, police sources said.

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Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016 14:20:38 IST

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