The Kerala Director General of Police, Dr. Shaik Darvesh Saheb, held a press conference to provide initial details regarding the tragic explosion that occurred at the Zamra International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Kalamassery on Sunday, October 29.
Dr. Shaik Darvesh Saheb confirmed that preliminary investigations indicate that the incident involved an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast took place during a prayer meeting organized by Jehovah’s Witnesses, with reports suggesting that at least three explosions occurred, leading to widespread panic and devastation.
At the press conference, Dr. Saheb also emphasized that law enforcement agencies are actively pursuing a comprehensive investigation into the incident. The primary goal is to uncover the motivations, individuals involved, and the extent of the damage caused by these explosions.
The tragic event resulted in one fatality, and more than 20 individuals sustained injuries, according to the latest information provided by the police. The injured have been promptly hospitalized and are receiving medical attention.
The DGP made an earnest appeal to the public to refrain from sharing provocative or unverified information on social media platforms. He warned that stringent legal action will be taken against those who violate these orders. Such measures are essential to maintaining peace and ensuring that the investigation proceeds smoothly.
As the situation unfolds, the entire state remains on high alert, with security agencies working tirelessly to secure the area and ensure the safety of all citizens. The government has also issued advisories to take precautionary measures, and a heightened state of vigilance is in place.
This incident has sent shockwaves through the community, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire nation are with the victims and their families as Kerala comes to terms with this tragic event.