Explosion in Chandni Chowk kills one and injures several
An explosion at Naya Bazar near Chandni Chowk left one person dead and five injured in Delhi today morning.
According to the reports in Times of India the initial investigations suggest the cause of blast as of a cracker burst. A number of explosive materials, crackers were recovered at the site.
Police are yet to ascertain the cause of the blast and reports claim that they also suspect terror links behind it.
NDTV reports claim that the explosion happened due to cylinder blast in the wholesale market. Other reports say the explosion occurred from explosive materials carried by a man. The person who killed was carrying the crackers.
Forensic teams and officers from the Special Cell are on the site collecting samples
The police and the fire department were informed of the blast around 10.45 am. The industrial area was tightly packed with people making Diwali purchases.
Several police teams, fire officials and many fire tenders were sent to the spot immediately. Police teams are led by DCP Madhur Verma.
Prima facie it looks like a firecracker explosion in a jute bag: Virendra Chahal,Jt CP Northern Range on explosion in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk pic.twitter.com/gm294OKYDm
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 25, 2016