Four injured in blasts during I-Day celebrations

Aug 15, 2012, 12:38 IST | Agencies

Four people were injured after bomb blasts rocked Manipur today, marring Independence Day celebrations.

Four persons were injured when a series of bombs exploded in Manipur during Independence day celebrations today.

Bomb blast
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Official sources said the first explosion was reported from interior Thoubal district at a fair ground, near the district headquarters, at around 8 am while arrangements were being made to celebrate the occasion.

Another powerful bomb exploded at a place on Minuthong bridge on Imphal river in the capital complex, while the third explosion occurred in the Mahabali Temple complex.

Four persons, identified as Y Manao Singh (52), Sanabanta Das (22), Akoijam Ongbi Sanajaobi Devi (55) and Ningombam Manisam Devi (65) were injured and taken to a nearby district hospital.

Their condition was stated to be critical, the sources said. 

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