Blast in Hindu temple in UK, no major casualty

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London, Sep 4: Just a day after devotees celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna, the Hare Krishna temple in Leicester, about 160km north of London, caught a major fire as suspectedly gas bottles used for cooking in the temple exploded.

Though some individuals received minor injuries, but no major casualty report came yet.

According the police source, a technical rescue team was appointed to search through the debris and there are fears that the temple has become unstable.

"We were all working and we suddenly heard a big bang and for one split second we thought it was a bomb, so we all ran to the window," said an eyewitness in Leicester, mainly inhabited by the Asian community.

He also stated, "Everyone was really nervous because all we could see is the fire and people screaming and running around, all the children couldn't stop crying and it was a terrible devastating scene."

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