The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

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Monday, December 4, 2006

Bomb blasts in Phuntsholing

Four injured in Phuentsholing bomb blast
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006, @ 10:27:03 EST

3 December, 2006 - Four men were injured, three critically, in a bomb blast that went off around 6:30 yesterday morning in Phuentsholing town.

The blast took place near the Dharamsala building

Three of the blast victims are Indians working as cleaners and one is a Bhutanese working as a bank security guard.

The sweepers were said to be working while the security guard on his way to work when the bomb went off along the town’s main street near the building popularly known as the “Dharamsala” opposite hotel moonlit.

The Phuentsholing hospital’s superintendent, Dr. Rana, said that three of the victims were in critical condition and were taken to a hospital in Hashimara, India. The security guard was in coma, according to Dr. Rana.

“They were suffering from bone fractures on the legs and facial injuries. One had his fingertips severely damaged,” said Dr. Rana.

The blast had shattered the windowpanes of a building, the windshield and window glass of a maruti van parked nearby, and portions of the footpath and railing.

The victims were brought to the hospital by the police, city corporation and bank officials, according to hospital staff.

The Phuentsholing police are investigating the blast.

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