One injured in blast at Karnataka's Hubballi railway station; police cordon off platform, launch search operation

The blast occurred when he picked an unclaimed parcel at the station, a major junction where headquarters of the South Western Railway Zone is located

Press Trust of India October 21, 2019 15:29:39 IST
One injured in blast at Karnataka's Hubballi railway station; police cordon off platform, launch search operation
  • A man was injured in an explosion at Hubballi Railway Station in north Karnataka on Monday, police said

  • A police officer added it was not a major explosion

  • The entire platform was cordoned off, and an extensive search operation was being carried out

Bengaluru: A man was injured in an explosion at Hubballi Railway Station in north Karnataka on Monday, police said. The blast occurred when he picked an unclaimed parcel at the station, a major junction where headquarters of the South Western Railway Zone is located.

"Due to the explosion, one person was injured and a glass nearby was broken," said a police officer. He added it was not a major explosion. Soon after the incident, the Railway Police and the officials rushed to the spot.

The entire platform was cordoned off, and an extensive search operation was being carried out, police sources said adding the injured had been hospitalised.

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