Bomb hoax creates panic at Kannur station

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Kannur, Jul 30(UNI) Panic gripped this city of Kerala today when a call was received at the Thalassery fire station about a bomb being planted at the railway station here, which turned out to be a hoax.

A person, who identified himself as Ali Akbar, made a call to the fire station that a bomb would go off at the Kannur railway station soon.

However, on search, police found the bomb threat to be a hoax.

After the fire station officials informed the Kannur police control room, dog squad and bomb disposal squad, led by Dy SP P B Rajeev conducted a thorough search at the railway station. The squad teams also searched the Kannur-Kozhikode(622) passenger train, Thiruvanthapuram-Mangalore (Parasuram-6349) and Egmore-Mangalore (6107 Express) trains. However, no explosives were found, the sources said.

The police made a call to the mobile number from which the hoax call was made, but found it switched off, the sources added.

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