1 person died and several were reported injured in an explosion in Naya Bazar area, market locaton of Chandni Chowk in old Delhi. The Naya Bazar area is a crowded place with many narrow lanes. According to the eye witnesses, the sound of explosion was very loud. One of the persons present during the blast said that the incident happened when a man carrying a box of crackers passed by a bidi smoking person. It is believed that the bidi sparks caught fire in crackers, causing explosion and death of the person carrying it.
Another report says that a rag picker was killed after picking up a jute bag that caused explosion in the Naya Bazar.
Senior police officers are at the location of the explosion. As a precautionary measure the Anti Terror Wing has also reached the spot. However the investigations are still on to confirm the reason behind the explosion in Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
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