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Bomb found in Nagpur hospital after call to doc

Dec 06, 2008 at 07:17pm IST

Nagpur: A bomb was found on Saturday evening at a private hospital in Nagpur after a doctor was warned on phone that there would be an explosion.

The Crescent Hospital and Nursing Home in Dhantoli was evacuated after police was found wrapped in a black plastic bag. The police removed the bomb for disposal and conducted a search of the hospital.

Dr Aziz Khan, a physician at the hospital, told CNN-IBN he got a telephone call from an unknown person at around 1630 hrs IST who told him that a bomb would explode in 10 minutes. The caller spoke in Hindi and seemed to be calling from a phone booth.

BOMB SCARE: Police take away the bag in which the bomb was found.

Nagpur police commissioner Pravin Dixit confirmed to CNN-IBN that bomb was found at the hospital.

PTI reports Dhantoli was tense after news about the bomb spread.

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