Low intensity blast in Punjab injures over five

At least seven people were injured in a low intensity blast in Patiala, near a temple in a busy market, late in the evening on Monday.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2010, 21:34 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Chandigarh: At least seven people were injured in a low intensity blast in Patiala, near a temple in a busy market, late in the evening on Monday.

The blast that occurred near Satyanarayana Temple, caused destruction of property in the vicinity.

The injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital. A bomb squad has reached the spot and the police is sanitizing the area.

The cause of the blast is not known and the police are looking into the matter. Variou agencies have swung into rescue operations.

The injury toll could go up as Tuesday is a busy day for Hindu temples.