Explosion in Kollam injures one

Kollam (Kerala), June 15 (IANS) A huge explosion rocked the court complex here on Wednesday, injuring one person, police said.

The blast took place in a labour department jeep parked in the court premises.

“I rushed out of my office after hearing the noise and saw smoke and fire at the court complex and a vehicle on fire,” a woman said.

The police suspect that gun powder was used to trigger the explosion. They recovered 17 batteries and electric fuse and feel a timer was used.

A flying object hit a man on his face after the explosion but his injury was not serious, police sources said.

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