Police say the blast took place in a room on the ground floor. This caused cracks in the walls and ceiling of the madrasa. The room where the blast took place collapsed after some time.
Madrasa collapsed after an explosion in Bihar.
A madrasa collapsed in Bihar’s Banka district with a loud bang. It is being told that there was an explosion with a loud sound. The explosion was so strong that the adjoining building was also damaged. Thankfully no one died in this accident. No arrest has been made so far, but an inquiry has been ordered into the matter. Due to this incident, there is a situation of tension in the surrounding area.
The blast took place at eight in the morning inside a room of Navtolia Madrasa building under Town police station area. Police said that prima facie it appears that the explosion was caused by gelatin. More than ten people were present in the madrasa at the time of the blast. The room where the blast took place was locked for several days. The blast was heard far and wide.
Glasses of nearby houses were broken
Police say the blast took place in a room on the ground floor. This caused cracks in the walls and ceiling of the madrasa. The room where the blast took place collapsed after some time. At the same time, the glasses of the nearby houses were broken. Besides Banka Police, Bomb Squad, Dog Squad and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) visited the spot.
Police said that they have not denied any theory. The blast may have happened from outside the madrasa. It could also be that it happened due to LPG cylinder. But it is believed that explosive material was kept inside the room, due to which the explosion took place.
Home department ordered inquiry
Bihar | An explosion took place in Banka district.
“Madarasa wasn’t functional due to lockdown. We’re waiting for FSL team & bomb squad to arrive at spot. There is no evidence of any injured person at moment. Cause of blast is yet to be ascertained,” says Arvind Gupta, SP Banka pic.twitter.com/Xwo1nmjJV5
– ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2021
Banka SP Arvind Kumar Gupta visited the spot and said that a forensic team has taken samples from the site, report is awaited. A case of criminal conspiracy, negligence in relation to explosive substance has been registered against unknown persons under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section-5 of the Explosives Act. The Home Department of Bihar has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.
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