Blast in Kochi’s convention center
There was a stir in a convention center in Kochi, Kerala due to five explosions one after the other. One woman died in this blast while 23 people were seriously injured and have been admitted to the hospital. It is being told that these blasts took place on Sunday morning when a prayer meeting was going on at the Christian Convention Centre.
As soon as the information about the matter was received, Kalamassery police reached the spot and said that at present the cause of the explosion has not been known. The police have surrounded the incident site from all sides and have started investigating the matter. It is being told that thousands of people were present in the convention center when the blast took place.
There was chaos all around after the incident. Kalamassery police said that the police received information about the blast at 9 am. Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev said that the blast site has been cordoned off. Every visitor is being closely monitored. Meanwhile, relief and rescue work is going on at the spot.
All the people injured in the blast were admitted to nearby hospitals including Kalamassery Medical, where they are being treated. Health Minister Veena George has asked government doctors to come on duty after the blast. So that there is no problem of any kind.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this is a very unfortunate incident. We are collecting details related to the incident. All the top officials are in Ernakulam. DGP is also going to the spot. We are taking this very seriously. I have spoken to the DGP. We need to get more details after investigation.