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One labourer killed in IED blast, four injured

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Thoubal, May.30:

A labourer was killed and 4 other seriously injured in suspected IED blast today at around 1.14 am, inside a Community Hall at Sapam Mayai Leikai of Khongjom in Thoubal district.
The Labourers were engaged by a water tank construction companies called Koya and GCKC and were staying at the place.
Initial report said that five persons, all labourers, who were staying at the Community Hall sustained injury due to the impact of the blast. All the five were immediately evacuated to Thoubal Hospital where one individual succumbed to his injury. Vehicles parked inside the Community Hall were also damage by the impact of the blast.
The deceased has been identified as Pankaj Mahato (21) s/o Nirmal Mahato from Khariatabad of West Bengal.
Those injured are identified as Aroop Mandal (30) s/o Balram Mandal, South 24 Pargana District, West Bengal, Souvik Patra (18) s/o Babloo Patra from North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, Aporva Mandal (25) s/o Samapado Mandal from South 24 Parganas and Rajesh Ramaanik (19) s/o Krishno Ramanik.
Koya and Construction Limited Hyderabad has been taking up various developmental project like construction of water tank under water supply scheme of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED). All machineries are kept at the Community Hall where the blast took place.
Report added that ten labourers have been staying at the community Hall.
A team of police led by SP Thoubal District Jogeshchandra Haobijam rushed the blast site and inspected the situation.A team of Mobile Forensic Unit of Forensic Science Laboratory Manipur along with Bomb Disposal Squad also rushed the site.
The police team cordoned the blast site for forensic inspection and a case has been registered at Khongjom PS for further necessary action.

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