Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Ammonium nitrate used in Varanasi blasts

March 08, 2006 23:25 IST

The explosive material used in the twin blasts in the temple city of Varanasi was ammonium nitrate and not RDX, official sources said in New Delhi.

The sources said the ammonium ntrate, which is readily available in the old market places of any major city, was packed in the pressure cooker, which serves as splinters as the body is made of pressurised steel.

Electric current is passed into the explosive material using the batteries to charge it and causes sparks before it first breaks into a minor fire and then explodes with a bang, the sources said.



© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: You are doing a big mistake

You people are doing a big mistake, but putting on step by step instruction about how the dangerous explosives that shook the nation yesterday was ...


Posted by Shubha Prasad




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.