Massive Explosion in a Passenger Train in MP

Due to the impact of the explosion, two coaches got separated from the train, which later left for its onward journey.

At least nine people were injured after an explosion took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on Tuesday.

Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant said the explosion took place in a general coach of the train between 9.30 AM and 10 AM when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal.

Responding to a query, he said it was not yet known which terror outfit was responsible for the blast.

The state-run Indian Railways, the third largest network in the world, operates more than 12,000 passenger trains, carrying some 23 million people daily.




The victims were rushed to a hospital in Kalapipal town of the district, he said. A relief train has also been deployed to rescue the stranded passengers.

Shujalpur Sub-Divisional Officer Amit Mishra told IANS that the coach was detached from the train after the blast.

The local police, along with the GRP and RPF teams, were on the spot to investigate into the matter. He added that the injured have been admitted to the Kalapipal Government Hospital and a medical team has also been sent to the site of the blast.

Madhya Pradesh government has assured an amount of Rs.50,000 to critically injured and Rs.25,000 to passengers with minor injuries. The reason behind the explosion could not be ascertained.

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