A blast took place at a convention centre of a Christian community in Kochi in Kerala on Sunday morning. The reason behind the blast is being investigated. In the blast, one person was killed and more than 30 people were injured.
The blast happened at around 9.40 AM when a prayer meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kalamassery was conducted. The teams of counter-terror sleuths and National Security Guards (NSG) were sent to the blast site. The chief minister of the state Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan announced that he has been looking at the situation in a serious manner.
Pictures and videos on local TV channels revealed that the fire rescue and police personnel were in attendance in huge numbers and they were removing people from the location. Several people were spotted outside the convention centre after the blast took place.
According to Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev, the explosion location is cordoned off and police and fire rescue have been working hard to take care of the people and situation over there. Also, Kerala Health Minister Veena George has urged all government healthcare professionals who are on leave today to start their efforts to handle the mishap after the incident.
The three-day prayer meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kalamasserywas was supposed to end today. During the meeting, almost 2,500 people were present there. When the blast took place, fire personnel and a police team immediately rushed to the site and recovered the deceased’s body.
People who have faced injuries have been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Kalamassery and in private hospitals. Two people are on ventilator support and one person is in critical condition. The medical officer at Kalamassery Medical College says that 10 people were admitted there with burn injuries and everyone has been given sufficient care and treatment.
Kerala DGP Shaik Darvesh Saheb are of the view that the police are investigating all the angles in the blast case. As per people who were aware of the development, the explosives were kept in a tiffin box. The blast was reported around 9.40 am. Early findings of the case by Kerala Police say that low-intensity explosives were used in the attack.
It is really saddening to see the situation where violence has become more in today’s times. Why is there a need to take the route of violence when things can be resolved even in peace by initiating talks? It goes without saying that instead of learning more about future technologies, the government and private sector should now collaborate more to teach people how to live in harmony and save humanity.
Yeah, that’s the need of the hour. More seminars and workshops are required to help teach human beings how to control their emotions and not adopt extreme means to fulfill their wishes. This recent culture of wanting things immediately and not having patience is the root cause of everything. We need to learn to live peacefully and not go by the inner demons that make us do anything irrelevantly and violently.