Three children killed, two injured in blast in Assam

Guwahati Three school children were reportedly killed and another two injured in an explosion in Digboi in Assam today.

Assam Home Secretary GD Tripathy said a schoolboy was killed on the spot and two children who were injured died while being taken to hospital.

"The blast took place near a lower primary school at Kharjan near Digboi today. A schoolboy, who received critical injuries in the blast, is being treated at a local hospital," Mr Tripathy said.

The cause of the explosion, which took place at Kharjan pool area of Digboi town in the evening, is yet to be ascertained, police said.

Army and police personnel have rushed to the spot and the area has been cordoned off.

Police have not ruled out the involvement of some militant outfits in the explosion and investigation into the incident is on.

(With inputs from agencies)
Story First Published: January 09, 2013 18:11 IST

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