Puducherry: Tension prevailed as a country-made bomb exploded on a railway track over the Uppanaar river at Kaliyamman Thoppu here on Sunday night.
Residents in the area, who were sleeping heard the loud noise and came out of their houses in panic and informed the Odeansalai police.
Police rushed to the area and summoned a bomb squad.
The bomb squad collected samples from the explosion site.
Police registered a case and investigating. One person was detained in this connection.
It may be noted that there was an attempt on the lives of two youths by a rowdy gang which hurled country made bombs at them in Nonankuppam of Tamil Nadu yesterday.
The youths who escaped from the attack were admitted in the government general hospital here last night.