Low-intensity blast in Kolkata local train injures 25 people near Barrackpore; 1 arrested

At least 25 people were injured after an explosion in a local train in Kolkata on Tuesday early morning, reports said. A blast in a Krishnanagar-bound local train from Sealdah early on Tuesday left 25 people injured, The Indian Express report said.

The train which started from Sealdah was going to Krishnagar in Nadia district.

 Low-intensity blast in Kolkata local train injures 25 people near Barrackpore; 1 arrested

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According to NDTV, the explosion took place at around 3.55 am when the train, which runs on Sealdah-Barrackpore route, left Titagarh railway station. Titagarh is 30 kilometres from Kolkata.

According to officials, trains on the Sealdah-Barrackpore route have briefly been suspended. Quoting officials, NDTV said the passengers on the train could have hurled bombs at each other.

According to the report in The Indian Express, the bombs might not have been planted in the train. The report further added that there could be a chance that passengers might be carrying the explosives in their bags.

Report in The Hindustan Times said miscreants might be carrying the bombs in their bags. Quoting railway sources the HT report further added that a scuffle broke out between two groups after an altercation inside the fifth compartment of the train.

The report also added that one of the miscreants was arrested for starting the scuffle and hurling the explosives.

Confirming that the blast was a low-intensity one, officials said that the normal train services will be resumed soon.

Police, including RPF, Barrackpore and CID's Bomb Squad are checking the train which has been halted at Barrackpore station.

Further details awaited.

Updated Date: May 12, 2015 10:44:56 IST