Four school students injured in bomb explosion
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 20:55
Talcher: Four students of a primary school in Orissa's Angul district were on Saturday seriously injured after a crude bomb exploded, police said.

The mishap occurred in the Upper Primary (UP) school at Bankhol, about 50 kms from here, in which the victims, two boys and as many girls, suffered injury in their face, eye and hands, they said.

The injured were immediately shifted to the local hospital, then to the district headquarter hospital at Angul and later to the S C B Medical College Hospital at Cuttack.

"We cleaned the school, collected the waste and threw it outside when a bomb blew up. We didn't know that there was a bomb inside," one of the injured said.

Meanwhile, a large number of villagers, who gheraoed the school after the incident, hold the teachers responsible for the incident, alleging that the teachers had kept the bomb in the school due to rivalry among themselves.

Brahmananda Sahu, Inspector-in-Charge of Khamara police said the police was investigating into allegations.

District inspector of schools Niranjan Parida said, "We are inquiring into the allegations as to whether the incident occurred due to rivalry between the teachers in the school and action would be initiated against the guilty."


First Published: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 20:55

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