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Blast In Ludhiana Court Complex Kills 2, Injures Many

Two people were killed and many others injured in a blast that rocked the Ludhiana court complex in poll-bound Punjab on Thursday afternoon.

The explosion took place in a washroom on the second floor of the District and Sessions court complex in Ludhiana around 12:22 pm, police said.

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Police have cordoned off the area and fire tenders are on the spot. While the rescue operation is being conducted, a police official said an investigation has been launched into the matter.

Meanwhile, a high alert has been issued across Punjab and police have been directed to tighten security at public places.

A crowd gathered outside the court after a blast was heard in the area. A video from the spot shows fumes coming out of the six-storey building.

There was a lawyers’ strike on Thursday and, therefore, only a few people were in the court complex at the time of the blast.

Walls of bathrooms were demolished, while the window glass was also shattered in the bomb blast.

The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.

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