Low-intensity blast in passenger train in Madhya Pradesh: Railways

Railways said that passengers of the affected train were taken to Ujjain by another train and the track was certified safe at 15.10 pm by local police.

Published: 07th March 2017 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2017 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Centre has sought report from Madhya Pradesh government on blast in Bhopal Ujjain Passenger in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh that injured eight people and Railway is linking it to another sabotage attempt.

According to railways, the blast took place at 9.50 am in ordinary second class coach next to guard’s brake van and the guard of the train informed the control, state police and local ambulances.

“After the blast, the affected coach was segregated from the train and fire extinguisher was used to control fire. It is reported that eight passengers sustained injuries in the accident, There has been no casualty. 8 passengers injured in the incident were immediately rushed for treatment to Civil Hospital,” said a senior railway officer

Railway Board Member Traffic Mohd Jamshed spoke  to Madhya Pradesh chief secretary and other senior official to get details about the blast.

“Prima facie, the incident appears to be a low-intensity blast. However, the exact cause will be known after reports by the Forensic authorities,” the officer said.

Railways said that passengers of the affected train were taken to Ujjain by another train and the track was certified safe at 15.10 pm by local police.

“It is to be noted that till date 40 incidents including events of sabotage have been reported in this year 2017 as compared to 45 incidents happened in the year 2016. Three incidents are being investigated by NIA and one incident is being inquired by CBI. Ministry of Railways has seriously viewed today’s incident and has beefed up the security,” the officer added.

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