Blast in a Dimapur health centre, two killed: Reports

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According to reports, at least two persons were killed and two others critically injured in a blast in the premises of Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHRS) at Dimapur in Nagaland today.

Police officials have stated that the blast occurred at around 4:45 pm in one of the warehouses located within the CIHRS compound.

The two killed have been identified as Prakash Vishwakarma (40) and his daughter Ruth Gurung, both from the Nepali community. The injured are Deepak Gurung, husband of Ruth and their son Robin (4).

Police said Prakash, a staff of CIHSR working for the past six months as a cleaner, had returned home today from work in the afternoon and was seen in the room with an object that appeared to be a grenade which exploded killing him and his daughter.

The injured have been shifted to CIHSR and the area was sanitized by the police.

(With agency inputs)

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