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

Train blast

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister told ANI there was gunpowder odour coming out of the coach where the blast happened and that an investigation is now underway to ascertain the cause of the blast.

Over six passengers were injured in the explosion in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The blast, which took place as the train was about to reach Jabdi station, damaged the glass panes in the general coach.

At least 9 persons were been injured in the incident.

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Bhopal Division PRO, IA Siddiqui said injured passengers have been admitted to Kalapipal Government hospital.

A bomb disposal squad earlier went to the accident site, which is around 81 km from Bhopal, to ascertain the cause and nature of the blast. It is suspected that he may be involved in the train blast. Passengers also told the rescuers that a suitcase exploded inside the train triggering panic among the public. ATS &Forensic teams investigating under DG.

Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan rushed rescue teams to the spot.

The state government also announced a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured persons and Rs 25,000 each to the other injured passengers. Mobile or light explosion is considered a probable reason behind the mishap.

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