Roorkee: School boy killed in an explosion

The explosion took place near a garbage dump when the boy was returning from school.

By: Express News Service | Dehradun | Updated: December 6, 2014 5:56 pm

A 10-year-old school boy was killed in an explosion that took place near a garbage dump site in Roorkee town of Hardwar district on Saturday afternoon. Incidentally, VHP was holding its function on the campus of DAV College, located a few yards away from the blast site.

Apart from forensic experts, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDA) has reached the spot. “It was a low intensity blast. One boy was killed in this incident,” Additional Director General RS Meena, who was camping at the blast site, told the Indian Express on phone.

According to Meena, the boy, along with his two friends, was on way from his school. At the time of blast, two boys were at considerable distance from the victim.

“He was coming behind them,” he clarified. He ruled out the possibility of terror link with this blast.

Reports reaching here from Roorkee said angry VHP workers have blocked the highway near Roorkee town.

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