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Two labourers suffer injuries in Rajarhat blast

Kolkata: Local residents of Kanchkal near Lauhati in Rajarhat got panic-stricken after a blast took place on Friday morning when work to widen roads was in progress. Two labourers were injured in the blast. They have been treated and discharged from a local primary health centre.

According to the police, on Friday, around 9:25 am, when the road-widening work was in progress, labourers were moving some boulders, which were kept at the roadside with the help of a JCB machine.

While doing so, all of a sudden a blast took place leaving two labours — Ajij Gaji and Safiqul Sardar injured.

Rajarhat police station was immediately informed. The labourers were rushed to Reckjoani Block Primary Health Centre with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of Bidhannagar Police was called for a thorough check of the area. The officials of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad collected samples and sent them to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) for examination. Primarily, it appears that the blast occurred due to unused explosive present

in stone boulders. However, the exact cause of the blast would be confirmed after the CFSL examination is conducted.

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