According to reports, the grenade was kept under a bus. However, it is unclear if there were people inside the bus, said the police.
Jammu: A grenade explosion at the main bus stand in Jammu has killed a teenager and injured at least 30 people, including bus drivers and conductors, on Thursday.
The victims have been rushed to a nearby hospital and the doctors there said that five of them are critical.
Here is a list of people who have been injured:
The 17-year-old, identified as Mohammad Sharik, died after receiving splinter injuries in the chest.
According to reports, the grenade was kept under a bus. One person has been arrested, said director general of Police Dilbagh Singh. However, it is unclear if there were people inside the bus.
Following the blast, the area has been cordoned off and sniffer dogs were brought in to scan the site.
ANI quoted an eyewitness saying, "I thought it was a tyre burst. it was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance.”
J&K: Blast at Jammu bus stand. Injured admitted to hospital. Area has been cordoned off by security personnel pic.twitter.com/utO7RX0GOp— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Defense, Subhash Bhamre condemned the attack and said an investigation is underway.
MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre on grenade explosion at #Jammu bus stand: Local investigation has been initiated into the incident. The government has already given complete liberty to the forces to take all necessary steps. pic.twitter.com/GJofPAyfoc— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
More detail awaited
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Last Updated Mar 7, 2019, 6:31 PM IST