The bomb blast outside the temple in Shitlaghat in Varanasi was happened around 6.00 pm. Media reported that many people were injured and they were taken to district hospitals.
Police officials rushed to the site and evacuated the entire area. Police officials told that they suspect some more bombs around the area. Police has announced red alert in Varanasi.
Police officials also said that atleast five foreigners were injured in the blast. Police added the possibility of the terrorist attack.
Earlier in 2006, a bomb blast in Varanasi, which is a famous Hindu pilgrim site, had killed many people. Also police later found three unexploded bombs from different parts of the city.
More information is awaited.