10 dead, 65 injured in blast outside Delhi High Court

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New Delhi: At least Ten people have been killed and 65 people got injured in an explosion outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday morning. The explosion took place outside Gate No. 5 of the Delhi High Court at 10:17 AM injuring 30 others. The injured have been rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and the Safdarjung Hospital with some of them reportedly in a critical condition.delhi high court blast

U K Bansal, Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, confirmed that there were four deaths and said that the explosive device was kept in a briefcase. He said that the blast was of was well planned and of high intensity.

The Delhi Police said that Gate No. 5 is one of the busiest areas of the Delhi High Court and have cordoned off the area. Gate no. 5 of the Delhi High Court is where the passes are made for the litigants. The explosion happened right outside the reception.

Police officials said that about 100 to 200 people were waiting in queue to get passes for entry into the court complex. The nature and magnitude of the blast was immediately not known.

Forensic experts have reached the site and are examining forensic evidence to find out the nature of the blast.

Fire tenders and ambulances have also reached the blast site.

Court business is usually heavy on Wednesday which is listed as a Public Interest Litation(PIL) day when the visitors come to the court in large numbers.
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