Bomb blast reported in a temple in Southern India

Bomb blast reported in a temple in Southern India

NEW DELHI - A Bomb blast has been reported in a temple in Southern India, media has reported.

Two people died and four others got injured after an explosion at Gangai Amman temple in Manamathi village in Tiruporur, Kanchipuram, on Sunday evening.

Kanchipuram police said that the temple was cleaned recently and some objects were discarded. The police added that some people at the temple found a mysterious object among the discarded objects and went to inspect it. The explosion took place after they try to open it forcibly.

IANS reported that the bomb squad is investigating to ascertain the kind of explosive device it was.

"A tank near the temple in Manampathi was being desilted. From there, the workers recovered an unidentified object. They tried to open when it blew up, killing a youth named K. Surya and injuring five others," a police official said.