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Blast near firecracker godown in Naya Bazar of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk kills one

New Delhi: At least one person was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday in a blast outside a firecracker godown here, police said.

The explosion occurred in Naya Bazar in north Delhi at around 10.40 a.m., a police officer told IANS. The victim has not been identified yet.

Window panes of the surrounding buildings were damaged due to the impact of the blast.

“Prima facie it looks like a firecracker explosion in a jute bag. Though, the nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained as doubts remain if the explosion was caused by firecrackers or cylinder,” Virendra Chahal, Joint CP Northern Range told reporters.

With IANS inputs