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Crude bomb goes off at Kanpur station, no one injured

Lucknow A crude bomb exploded at Kanpur Railway Station on Tuesday afternoon sparking panic but no one was injured, police said.

A second crude bomb was defused by the bomb disposal squad, IGP (Law and Order) B P Singh told reporters in Lucknow.

The crude device went off near platform number eight, he said.

A ragpicker picked up an object from a garbage dump near the water cooler and threw it on the ground, the IGP said.

The bomb-like object went off triggering panic among commuters but no one was injured, he said.

Prima facie it appeared to be a mischievous act, the IGP said.

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