Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast: Explosion injures 6; cops say short-circuit could've caused it

An explosion on-board the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on Monday injured at least six people, reports said. The incident happened when the train was near Kalapipal town in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train. Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

According to a report in Economic Times, the blast took place at around 10 on Tuesday morning when the train was passing the Jabadi village station. Early reports suggested that the blast was limited to the first compartment of the train.

According to a report in Firstpost Hindi, the injured have been admitted to the nearby Kaalapeepal government hospital. The report quoted railway SP Krishna Veni and said that the initial reports from the site suggested that a short-circuit could be the cause behind the explosion. However, he also added that there is a chance that the explosive were left in a suitcase with the purpose of harming property and life.

The blast occurred in a general coach of the train when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal," Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant told Economic Times.

The local police, along with the GRP and RPF teams, were on the spot to investigate into the matter. A relief train has also been deployed to rescue the stranded passengers.

"Injured passengers have been admitted to Kalapipal government hospital, medical team sent. The reason behind the explosion could not be ascertained," Economic Times quoted IA Siddiqui, PRO, Bhopal Division of Indian Railways, as saying.

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 12:57 PM

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