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    Explosion Injures Government Official in Northern India


    by NTDTelevision

    A blast went off near a government official’s home in India’s Uttar Pradesh. Sources say he is in critical condition.

    An explosion injured a provincial minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The blast came from a motorbike parked near his home. His security guard and a journalist were also hurt.

    Police say the minister, Nand Gopal Gupta, was injured as he stepped outside to visit a nearby temple for prayers in his hometown in Allahabad.

    [Brij Lal, Police Officer]: (Male, Hindi)
    "After meeting visitors at his residence, he was going to a nearby temple for prayers along with one of his guards, a motorcycle parked on the way exploded. Two motorcycles and mopeds were damaged."

    Sources say both are in a critical condition.