Blast injures eight

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Blast in the heart of Imphal has injured at least eight including three women and among the five men two are said to be seriously injured.

The blast took place at around 5: 50 pm in front of a pharmacy at Kasturi Bridge, located at a market place in Thangal Bazar.

Of the three women two were non-locals from Silchar residing in Manipur for the past more than ten years. They are mother and daughter.

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Out of the eight injured four were taken to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences including the three women.  The other four were taken to other nearby hospitals of which two were said to be serious.

Altogether two women and two men are from the state, and one woman and three men are non-locals.

Deepak Dev a relative of the two women from Silchar said both of them fainted when they heard the sound but they didn’t know they were injured. “It is not a new thing in the state, we feel tense to move around in the state” added Deepak.

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Police rushed at the spot and began its investigation.

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