Four injured in blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train


The Madhya Pradesh's IG, Law and Order, Makrand Devaskar confirmed on Tuesday that Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion which took place was a terrorist attack.

The incident took place in coach GS 084202 of train no-59320 in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur at around 9:45 AM, when the train had left Jabri station in Ratlam division of Western Railway (WR).

The two seriously injured persons were referred to a hospital in Bhopal.

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"After the blast, the affected coach was segregated from the train and fire extinguisher was used to control fire".

A joint team of the local police, Government Railway Police and Rapid Police Force is investigating the matter. The four injured people have been admitted to a nearby Civil hospital in the Kalapipal town of Shajapur district, tweeted the official handle of the Railway Ministry. A special medical train of railways has also reached at the site. After the train came to a halt, smoke engulfed the coach, which caused panic among passengers who rushed out to save themselves.

The state government has announced a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured persons and Rs 25,000 each to the other injured passengers. Passengers have given different reasons including explosion in wirings, mobile or a suitcase.