What we know about the deadly explosion in Chhattisgarh that killed three people and injured at least 18 more
India today headlinesThree people have been killed and 18 more injured in a massive explosion in a small town in western Bihar, police said.
The explosion at the home of a local resident in Guntur district of Chhattagal Pradesh’s western Bihar state killed three and injured 18 others.
The blast at the residence of a resident in the village of Lajpat Nagar killed two others, police told NDTV.
Police said they had no information about any motive for the blast.
The blast occurred on Saturday afternoon at around 9pm.
A police officer said a woman and her three children were inside the house when the explosion occurred.
“The police have identified the two deceased persons who were killed and recovered a body part of the deceased,” a police officer told AFP news agency.
The area is about 1,600 kilometres (960 miles) from the capital, Delhi.
A local resident told the local media that a local gangster had tried to set fire to his house on Sunday, the Express Tribune reported.
At least seven homes were destroyed in the blast, police sources said.
Police said it was too early to say how the explosion was caused.
The district administration has declared a state of emergency in the state, which borders Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Police and paramilitary teams are now combing the area for the suspected blast site.