At least five people were killed and around 15 were injured in an explosion that shook a Kareili slum in Allahabad on Wednesday afternoon.

Those injured were immediately rushed to the hospital. Around six of them are said to be in critical condition. Four children were believed to be among the people killed in the explosion, media reports said.

The explosion was reportedly set off by a bomb placed in a garbage dump. Forensic teams have rushed to the spot for further investigation.