6 killed in bomb blast near India nuclear plant: police

NEW DELHI: A bomb blast near India’s biggest nuclear power plant killed six people, police said Wednesday, sparking a probe into whether the explosion was linked to protests against the facility.

(SOURCE)  The home-made bomb accidentally exploded overnight in a village near Kudankulam power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, destroying three homes and causing injuries, the district police chief told AFP.

 “The bomb exploded accidently inside a house. Six people died and three more are seriously injured,” police superintendent Vijayendra Bidari said. “Some anti-nuclear activists were living in this village. This house was being used as a bomb-making facility. We are investigating from all angles,” he said.

 The coastal village is some four kilometres (2.4 miles) from the Russian-built plant which opened in October after delays and often violent protests by locals fearing a radiation leak.

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