Ummid Assistant

'IGNOU to launch post-graduate medical programmes

IGNOU trains teachers to develop online courses

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home National

Four injured in blast at Agra hospital near Taj Mahal

Saturday September 17, 2011 10:19:25 PM, IANS

Related Article

Explosion at Agra hospital injures two

"As of now, we are not able to ascertain the nature of the explosion. Bomb disposal squad and anti-terrorist squad have been called at the site for further investigations," Deputy Inspector General of Police Asim  

Agra: At least four people were injured in a low-intensity explosion Saturday at a private hospital, less than three km from the Taj Mahal, police said.

"Four people were injured in the blast at the hospital," Deputy Inspector General of Police, Agra Range, Assem Arun told IANS.

The explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. at the reception of Jai Hospital, situated on a service lane of National Highway-2, barely 2.5 km away from Taj Mahal, a declared terror target and frequented by thousands of tourists, Indian and foreigners.

Security at the Taj Mahal and other places has been beefed up in the city after the explosion.

"It was a low-intensity explosion. It appears the explosive was kept under a seat at the hospital's reception area," Uttar Pradesh's Special Director General of Police Brij Lal told IANS in Lucknow.

"Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) have arrived at the site to gather more information about the nature of the explosion," he added.

In New Delhi, union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said reports indicated wires and battery parts were found at the blast spot.

He said a team of National Security Guard has been despatched to the spot, while the state police's ATS was already probing the blast.

Inspector General of Police, Agra Zone, P.K. Tiwari said: "Of the injured, none is critical. They are being treated at the S.N. Medical College. The patients who were undergoing treatment at Jai Hospital are being shifted to other nursing homes."

He said the nature of the explosion suggests that it was a crude bomb of low density. A 9-volt battery was recovered from the spot, he added.

"We will be able to confirm about the nature of explosion on the basis of forensic reports," he said and refuted reports that the explosive was kept inside a tiffin recovered from the reception area.

"The tiffin we recovered was empty. We cannot link the explosion with the tiffin that probably belonged to the hospital staff or a patient's attendant," he said.

At the time of the blast, the afternoon shift of the OPD was operational. The hospital owner, Dr. Manvendra Singh was attending to patients and sustained pellet injuries in the blast. A receptionist and two patients/attendants were the other victims.






Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page



Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Allies, opposition target government over petrol price rise

Key allies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Friday joined the chorus against the petrol price hike, forcing the government to call off a ministerial meeting that was to   

After petrol price hike, brace for higher interest on loans

Public fumes, as petrol prices hiked again


  Most Read

Students discharged but mid-day meal scheme handling still poses a threat

It is learnt that complaints against these schools were filed when it was found that they sold the  

Over 100 students hospitalised for food poisoning; Panic in Malegaon

Riot victims in Bharatpur allege police brutality

Probably at the same time when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was urging the police forces to "honestly discharge their duties" and function within the democratic framework to "scrupulously  

Bharatpur Riots: Tension prevails; Toll rises to seven


  News Pick

Kashmir panel wants international probe into unmarked graves

A day after the state human rights panel directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to begin a probe into the more t 

Probe all Kashmir killings since 1989: Omar

Modi recounts Gujarat's success as he begins fast

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi began his three-day 'sadbhavana' fast Saturday saying the day is not far when the country, and indeed the world 

Gujarat Congress leaders counter Modi with parallel fast

Telangana celebrates liberation day amid tension, arrests

Police arrested activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and other groups when they tried to barge into government offices in  


Picture of the Day

The 27th of Ramadan (August 26, 2011 this year), "Laylet al-Qadr" (Night of Power), is one of the holiest nights of the Islamic calendar, the night when the Quran began to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Millions from around the world visit the Grand Mosque in Makkah from all over the world and pray over the night.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.