New Delhi: At least five people were injured in a blast near polo ground in Imphal, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. More details awaited in the incident. Panic has gripped the area. No deaths have been reported till now.

In a similar incident, three people were killed in an explosion that took place in a cracker factory in Bisanda area of Banda district in Uttar Pradesh. News agency ANI had reported that more than five people are feared to be trapped in the factory.

In Goa, nine persons were injured in a blast at a cement block factory. Three people were killed while one more was severely injured when an explosion took place in a boiler at a factory in Mohali district’s Lalru town.

On January 4 when seven people were killed after an LPG cylinder blast in a building, where work related to ceiling fans was being carried out, in West Delhi’s Sudarshan Park triggered a collapse bringing a portion of the structure down, police had said.