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Woman injured in explosion

A woman was seriously injured today after some material kept in a wooden box in front of her house exploded at Neikuppai village, about 25 km from here, police said.

Woman injured in explosion
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Deputy Superintendent of Police S Jawahar said the old lady, R Muthammal (72) opened the wooden box, reportedly kept in front of her house by some persons, which then exploded, seriously injuring her.

She was admitted to the local government hospital, where her condition is stated to be critical. Top police fficials rushed to the spot. The services of sniffer dogs were also requisitioned.

Jawahar said it was too early to say if the material was a country bomb or not. However some batteries were found and only detailed investigations would yield anything further, he said.

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