Two killed, 19 hurt in Singjamei blast
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 29 2014: At least two non-local labourers were killed and 19 others, including one woman wounded in a powerful bomb explosion that took place at Singjamei Chingamakhong market close to the Assam Rifles post at Chinga Ching, a hillock in Imphal West district, around 5 pm Thursday.

Shortly after the deadly attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh telephoned to Chief Minister O Ibobi and asked him not to spare those who are responsible for the blast.

During the telephonic talk, the Union Home Minister has also asked the Government of Manipur to deploy more security forces to maintain law and order in the State, sources said.

Ibobi assured Rajnath that his Government will bring all the culprits involved in Thursday's blast to justice, sources said.

Two killed, 19 hurt in Singjamei blast
Two killed, 19 hurt in Singjamei blast

Meanwhile, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam and many others have strongly condemned the Singjamei blast that claimed two lives and wounded 19 others.

The bomb blast occurred at the foot of Chinga Ching where the post of 40 Assam Rifles located atop.

The bomb went off 40 ft below the hillock.

The two victims who lost their lives in the blast have been identified as Shyamshankar (31) and Arbin Rai (20), both hailing from Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

Their corpses have been deposited at RIMS mortuary for post mortem.

The 19 wounded victims have been admitted to different hospitals for treatment.

Among them, 10 are undergoing treatment at RIMS, five at Advanced Specialty Hospital and Research Institute, Imphal and two each at JNIMS, Imphal and Iboyaima Hospital & Research Centre, Singjamei.

Condition of one of the wounded identified as Sanjay Rai is stated to be critical.

Four of the 10 injured victims, who have been admitted to RIMS for treatment, are local Meiteis including one woman and the other six are non-local labourers, also from Muzafarpur district of Bihar.

The woman has been identified as Laishram Ongbi Manisana Devi (55) of Chingamakha Meisnam Leikai in Imphal West.

The three other locals are Thongam Bimol (58) of Singjamei Waikhom Leikai, Chanam Bimol (23) of Nagirangbam and Thounaojam Shayamkanhai (31) of Singjamei Chingamakha Oinam Leirak.

Non-local labourers normally gathered at the spot where the blast took place waiting for people to hire them every day.

None of the people who were present near the site could see any of the unidentified assailants who set off the bomb.

However, the police said they believed the explosion was caused by a powerful bomb using a remote control device.

Some portion of the tin-roofing of the market shed was damaged in the blast which also destroyed the southern railing of the small market.

Soon after the blast, a large number of police rushed to the site and the victims were seen carried away in police and private vehicles.

The police cordoned off the area and blocked all roads for some sometime and conducted a search to detect other possible bombs in the area.

Chief Minister Ibobi visited all the hospitals where the victims are undergoing treatment.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, who is also in charge of the Home Department, other ministers and top police officials during the visit.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the visit, Ibobi denounced the Singjamei blast as a cowardly act that deserves condemnation by everyone.

He also assured that no culprits will be spared.

Ibobi said that the police and other forces have been alerted to thwart such incidents in suspected areas.

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

  • Dzuko valley #2 :: 360ø Panorama
  • Naga Village Conference #2: Gallery
  • Kwak Tanba @Sana Konung #3: Gallery
  • Manipur 2017, how ready are we?
  • Illegal structures along National Highways
  • Knocking on history's door
  • The night-owls :: Poem
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) :: Timeline
  • Monitoring Cell Students Election Scrutiny
  • Sky Hospital MOU with Assam Rifles
  • NH7 Weekender kicks off its 2nd edition
  • Issues will arises as real game kick-starts
  • Ibobi : Man of the moment ?
  • Mera Houchongba @Konung #2: Gallery
  • Buddhist Temple in Bangkok #2 : Gallery
  • An incident..India is still a racist country
  • Can BJP translate into reality of opinion poll
  • Chicken centre culture (live/dressed)
  • Another Facet of Beauty :: Poem
  • North East Zone Sports Climbing
  • CMO Nagaland reacts to Ibobi's statement
  • Thoughts on quality of good leader
  • Loktak Folklore Museum #1 : Gallery
  • Chonthingla, Medun :: eMing
  • 125th Police raising day : Gallery
  • Elections, integrity and rhetoric
  • Library movement in Manipur #3
  • ATSUM rebuts Dr Rajesh on MU imbroglio
  • Taming addiction
  • Objection to Kuki Tribal Dialect recognition
  • Jobs at Unitrans Solutions, Imphal
  • Indo-Myanmar Border Committee Meet
  • National Christian Leaders Meeting
  • Protests against Delhi University's decision
  • CFSI's film bonanza for NE kids
  • TR Zeliang: Sowing the seeds of divide
  • Tunnel-vision monologues
  • Naga Village Conference #1: Gallery
  • Shamu Khongyetpa : What Am I?
  • Heisnam Kanhailal: Exit of a theatre icon
  • Movements In Manipur, 1891-1947 #3
  • Observance of World Mental Health Month
  • Trafficking and illegal trading of pangolin
  • Annual Newsletter from MSAD released
  • Hottest chilli burns a hole in American man
  • Mary Kom To Join BJP ?
  • Jobs @ Prism D Solutions [upd]
  • Price of thumping: chest pain
  • India, Myanmar to jointly fight militancy
  • Now Delhi an ally, Imphal an adversary
  • 'PRJA', can it become another AAP
  • Savaang Rotha Ekur- Monsang: Gallery
  • Meitei Chanu Beauty Peagent #2: Gallery
  • MU fiasco: Tracing the root cause
  • Human Rights & Tangkhul Women #5
  • Let us speak about breast cancer
  • Career option in Geology
  • Indo-Naga Talks 2016 :: News Timeline
  • People's Campaign for Resurgent Manipur
  • TSA-GHQ endorses total shut-down
  • Rural Camp/Village Adoption at Tirap
  • NTC reaction on Rongmei tribe recognition
  • Reading everything along community divide
  • Clash of classes
  • Meitei Women in Collectives #3
  • Floating Restaurant at Riha, Ukhrul: Gallery
  • Where Is Manipur Today?
  • Just a day with Heisnam Kanhailal
  • What reservation should be followed in MU
  • Palliative care in Manipur
  • Climate Change : Food & Nutrition Security
  • Jobs @ Eastern Entrepreneurs
  • News Reporting Training Course Conclude
  • Sharmila in electoral politics
  • Laymen views on Electoral Politics
  • Mera Houchongba @Konung #1: Gallery
  • Claims & Refutations: ILP : Book (corrected)
  • Wildlife conservation in Manipur #2
  • Point-of-care HIV testing: end AIDS by 2030
  • Thadou-Kuki subject at secondary school
  • 40 seats : BJP obviously on a high
  • Dolaithabi Dam , Senapati : Gallery
  • Phoomdi - Compost: Prospect & Implication
  • Mera Houchongba festival
  • Education in the Valley & the Hills Areas #2
  • Sleep still my sweet, sweet Shilki : Poem
  • Becoming a Green Rebel- need of hour
  • Online Short Story Competition
  • Sharmila, don't go for election, lead people..
  • Kakching Garden @Uyok Ching #2: Gallery
  • Bor khoiramnaba @Hiyangthang #2: Gallery
  • The great Mera Haochongba festival
  • Attending King Bhumibol's B'day 2006
  • Manipur needs a Game-changer
  • An ode to India Post
  • Oct gi manungda GOI da recommendation
  • Guru Kirtana Seva observed
  • Journalism trainees in senapati
  • Worrying times for the Congress
  • October 15: a journey with wrong starts
  • Priyanka Rajkumari - Singer Profile :: eRang
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Rally against MU Academic Council: Gallery
  • Hygienic maintenance of State Museum
  • Psychological & Mental Health
  • Clue to a mystery :: Poem
  • ILP System Demand- Photos from 2012
  • Ignoring the route that feeds the people
  • Terror foresees even before election
  • Kwak Tanba @Sana Konung #1: Gallery
  • Kakching Keithel : Gallery
  • Irawat the Legend #3
  • How can CM intervene in a central varsity?
  • Reform Resistant & Patience Fatigue
  • Twitter thread alleges CRPF harassment
  • The Moreh effect on policy
  • Hiyanggei Gee thabal in Delhi
  • Ratan urges Union Minister on MU crisis
  • Casting the shadow of the Lim demand
  • Will Ibobi returns back as Chief Minister?
  • Meitei Chanu Beauty Peagent #1: Gallery
  • Khunung Eeshei by Goshe #3 :: e-pao Radio
  • Home Stay @Mapao Zingsho: Gallery
  • Inner Line Permit Bill: Submitted by APSCS
  • Education in the Valley & the Hills Areas #1
  • In conversation with Monish Karam
  • Saving the next generation from HIV
  • Blood donation drive in Delhi
  • NESCH seeks clarification from Gurgaon
  • Heisnam Kanhailal :: Profile
  • Bor khoiramnaba @Hiyangthang #1: Gallery
  • Mng ama :: Poem
  • Movements In Manipur, 1891-1947 #1
  • Zeliangrongs: Law on murder cases #4
  • Course in News Reporting at Senapati
  • HSLC Exam-2017 Mock Test at Kwakeithel
  • Sahitya Parishad Meghalaya Awardees 2016
  • epao feeds & updates : Android Apps
  • Lamyanba Irabot Birth Anniv #3: Gallery
  • History of Inner Line Permit System
  • Far from the madding crowd : Poem
  • NE Fest @Pondicherry Univ: Gallery
  • FATHOM 16: NE Fest in Pondicherry
  • Petition to Govt of Manipur on welfare
  • Against natural justice
  • Phiyowon @ Kachui (Ukhrul) #3 : Gallery
  • Mass rally against bandh #2 : Gallery
  • Raseshori Pala troupe @Bheigyachandra
  • Meeyamgi Luchingba :: Poem
  • Rice Harvesting at Purul, Senapati: Gallery
  • Soft Target @Sign Film Festival
  • World Tourism Day #2 : Gallery
  • Lamlong Keithel #2 : Gallery
  • Job Requirement at JCRE Skill Solutions
  • Legal Awareness Program at CCpur
  • Tenders invited from CEO, Manipur
  • Jobs @ Directorate of Treasuries, Manipur
  • Kakching Garden @Uyok Ching #1: Gallery
  • 218 Bheigyachandra Death Anniv: Gallery
  • Changing the Fortunes of NE : Jobsenz
  • Ngamok :: Poem
  • Nurse-turned-actress Anamika : eRang
  • Lamyanba Irabot Birth Anniv #2: Gallery
  • Kakching Lamkhai : Gallery
  • Ukhrul in cherry blooming season : Gallery
  • Mass rally against bandh #1 : Gallery
  • Irom Sharmila agitation :: News Timeline
  • Ningel safeguarding traditional Salt
  • Book published on Irabot Day : Download
  • Irabot Day Observance @Delhi: Gallery
  • Lamyanba Irabot Birth Anniv #1: Gallery
  • Mapao : One of oldest villages in Manipur
  • Fashion Show @IITF, Delhi : Gallery
  • More Families Should Come Out :EEVFAM
  • Non-Local Peoples Bill : Draft [Sep 27]
  • Houdong Lamboiba & Pebet :: Funga Wari
  • The Cajon Diaries : Gallery
  • Featured Photo for year 2016 #4 :: Gallery
  • Chilli Festival @Ukhrul #3: Gallery
  • Sahnit Ni (Black Day) #3 :: Gallery
  • At a cave in Dzukou Valley : Gallery
  • Loktak lake #6 : Gallery
  • Rail Construction @Noney : Gallery
  • Manipur Phone Directory :: e-pao Tools