NEW DELHI: A series of high intensity blast which caused fin bought down three multi-storied buildings killing at least 13 people and injuring 21 in a thick Populated area in the Indian capt on April 29.

The explosions were apparent caused by highly inflammable chemicals being unloaded from van parked in the narrow lane i front of the buildings Delhi’s police commissioner M.B. Kausha told reporters.

The explosions occurred in a by Jaw in Naya Bazar area at 100% hours (IST) and within minute: three buildings came crashing down Kaushal said

He said 12 bodies were extricated from the debris and feared that an unspecified number 0 People could be buried under the rubble.

The dead included five women six men and two children At least 21 victims were battling for this lives in three hospitals of the capital.

The police commissioner said the buildings about 50 to 60 years old housed offices of three transport companies and the victims were either the residents or laborers working there.

Article extracted from this publication >> May 8, 1996