One person was injured in a massive explosion that took place in a house at Relly colony in Pantakaluva area early today. Police said the impact of the explosion was so intense that the walls of the house collapsed,while the windows and doors were blown off. The injured person was identified as Ranga Swamy. However, police confirmed that the explosion was not caused by any gas leak. The owner of the house was a trader in fire crackers. It was suspected that he might have stocked a huge quantity of crackers in the house. Sniper dogs and bomb squad were pressed into service to ascertain the exact reason. The remnants were being examined, police added.
City Mayor K Sridhar and other officials visited the scene.
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