A powerful explosion in an e-rickshaw killed the driver near the Ghorapir area under the English Bazar police station in Malda on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the report, the explosion, which took place around 5 pm, rocked the area and shattered windowpanes and walls in several buildings. The driver’s body was ripped into pieces and the vehicle was completely destroyed. The driver could not be identified until Wednesday evening.
The police of the English Bazar police station reached the spot after receiving the news of the blast. Police have started an investigation into the incident. Initially, it was thought that Toto had some explosives or something like that. That is when the explosion took place.
Local people said the vehicle was coming from the Ghorapir area in the Englishbazar municipality’s ward no 25 and was going towards Prabalpally.