Powerful explosion at Udayapur's Tapli Rural Municipality office

Published On: November 22, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

UDAYAPUR, Nov 22: A powerful explosion took place at Tapli Rural Municipality office in Udayapur district on Sunday morning.

The blast which took place at 1AM has damaged the cabin, help desk, and furniture inside the rural municipality chairperson Uddhab Thapa and vice chairperson Kamala Maya Rai's offices. The IED went off on the veranda of the first floor of the rural municipality office. The explosion has also destroyed a table, a chair and a carpet inside the office.

Locals said that a suspected object that looked like a bomb has also been found at the entrance of the rural municipality office.

Chief of District Police Office, Udayapur, Bhim Bahadur Dahal, said that a team of police from Rupatar Police Post has reached the incident site after locals informed the police about the explosion. Another team of police led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police from the Area Police Office, Katari, has also reached the site.

"It is still unclear what kind of explosion occurred there. It seems that it was an improvised explosive device. We are launching an investigation into it," Dahal told Republica. He also vowed to leave no stone unturned to nab those involved in the explosion.

Rural Municipality Chair Thapa said that it was still unclear who was involved in the blast.

The rural municipality office is located on the premises of Rupatar Secondary School.



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