Kanpur hospital collapses after explosion, 2 dead

At least two persons were killed when a two-storey government primary health centre collapsed following an explosion in Kalyanpuri area in the district on Thursday.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2010, 17:27 PM IST

Kanpur: At least two persons were killed
when a two-storey government primary health centre collapsed
following an explosion in Kalyanpuri area in the district
on Thursday.

Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, G L Meena confirmed
the two deaths. Both the bodies have been recovered, he said.

Officials said 12 persons, including 8 children, were
rescued from the debris, while around 10 others were feared
trapped.

"The blast occurred in a staff quarter which collapsed
due to the impact," District Magistrate Mukesh Meshram said,
adding relief and rescue operation was on.

The cause of the blast was being ascertained, he said.

The police, however, said it was not a terror.

DIG, Kanpur, Prem Prakash said the explosion might have
been triggered by fire crackers or it could be because of LPG
cylinder blast.

The incident created panic in the area and senior
officials rushed to the spot to bring the situation under
control.

-PTI