Delhi Police is on high alert after the blast in the convention centre in Kerala’s Kalamassery.
Kalamassery: At least one person is dead, and several others were injured after a series of explosions at a Christian group’s convention center in Kerala’s Kalamassery on Sunday. The cause of the blast remains unknown; however, eyewitnesses have claimed that there were multiple explosions. A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team, in collaboration with local law enforcement, is currently investigating the incident.
Delhi Police is on high alert following the incident, and special vigil is being maintained in crowded places. The Special Cell is in constant contact with intelligence agencies, and any information will be treated seriously.
Delhi Police has tightened security measures at crowded places to prevent any untoward incidents.
Delhi Police is on high alert after the blast in the convention centre, in Kalamassery, Kerala and Special vigil is being kept in crowded places. The Special Cell is in constant touch with the intelligence agencies and any input will not be taken lightly. Security arrangements…
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2023
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Kerala Health Minister Veena George has directed the Director of the Health Department and the Director of the Medical Education Department to provide the best treatment to those who sustained injuries in the Kalamasery explosion. Hospitals are on high alert and the Minister asked all health workers, including doctors, who are on leave to return immediately. Instructions have also been given to prepare additional facilities at Kalamassery Medical College, Ernakulam General Hospital and Kottayam Medical College.
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