Many eyewitnesses recalled that the blast impact was severe, and many could feel the earth beneath their feet shaking for a few moments.

“We were having tea at a location nearby, and I could feel the earth-quake-like impact under my feet. Even my wife away at home half-a-kilometre away could feel the vibrations,” recalled Prithviraj, a resident of Dilsukhnagar. Window panes of two RTC buses on the opposite side of the main road were found shattered after the blast.