• India police intensify hunt for explosives owner

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    NEW DELHI: Indian police have offered a reward for the fugitive owner of illegally stored explosives which ripped through a crowded restaurant and killed 88 people after an accidental detonation, an officer said on Monday. Police are hunting for businessman Rajendra Kasawa following Saturday’s blast that tore apart the restaurant building complex in Madhya Pradesh state, packed with office workers and schoolchildren eating breakfast. Scores of laborers waiting at a bus stop outside the complex were also hit by debris from the blast, which destroyed neighboring buildings in the town of Petlawad. Eighty-eight people were killed and about 100 injured in the worst such accident in India in recent years.

    AFP

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