NIA and NSG Deployed to Investigate Kalamassery Convention Center Blasts

NIA and NSG Deployed to Investigate Kalamassery Convention Center Blasts

Kochi – Three explosions ripped through the Zamra International convention centre Kalamassery, Kochi, with the first explosion occurring at 9:40 this Sunday morning, followed by two more minor explosions. Prayer services of the Jehovah witnesses were being held in the convention centre at the time of the blasts. 

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, had a conversation with the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, to assess the situation following multiple explosions at a convention center. He directed both the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Security Guard (NSG) to promptly arrive at the scene and initiate an investigation into the incident.

Pinarayi Vijayan, emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the Kalamassery explosion. Detailed information about the explosions is expected to be available soon.

Eyewitnesses described a loud and powerful explosion with a shockwave during the prayer session. The cause of the explosion remains unclear.

One lady died and 25 persons are admitted into the hospital. Out of the 25, 6 persons are in the ICU unit. Around 2,000 people were reportedly present at the time of the explosion.

The state police headquarters issued an alert to all districts to be vigilant. The state's Director General of Police, M.R. Ajith Kumar, and the Intelligence DGP have arrived in Kochi.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George has directed the Health Department to ensure that the medical college in Kalamassery is fully prepared to handle the situation.

The Health Minister also directed the Director of Health Services and the Director of Medical Education to coordinate with all available doctors and healthcare practitioners in the region. An additional 108 ambulances were made available. 

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