TAMIL NADU

Probe into reported blast begins

THANJAVUR: The police have launched an investigation into a blast reported near a moat around the Big Temple here late on Saturday night.

According to police, the explosion was heard by traders around the temple. Shortly after a dog was said to have carried a packet into the moat, was the blast heard. The dog was found lying dead in a pool of blood. Police were investigating the nature of the explosive substance. Superintendent of Police, Thanjavur, Senthil Velan said that it could have been a powerful cracker. — Special Correspondent

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