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Blast in passenger train at Panipat railway station: No casualty, security beefed up

Panic gripped Panipat railway station following a blast in a bogie of a passenger train on Thursday night. However, no casualty has been reported.

india Updated: May 13, 2016 10:45 IST
HT correspondent

Panic gripped Panipat railway station following a blast in a bogie of a passenger train on Thursday night. However, no casualty has been reported.

Several seats of the train, which came from Delhi and reached Panipat around 7:45pm, were torched after the blast around 8:10pm

The train (65451 Delhi to Panipat) was standing in the yard after the deboarding of passengers when the incident took place.

Soon after, the Railway Police reached the spot and inspected around 12 bogies with the help of forensic experts.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Panipat superintendent of police Rahul Sharma said, “The bomb disposal squad and FSL team have collected the samples from the spot. But, as of now, we cannot tell the reason of the blast. We are waiting for FSL report.”

The SP, however, said that in the preliminary investigation it was found the module of the blast seemed similar to the blast took place on January 15 in a train at the same railway station. Explosives were installed under a seat in a compartment which was next to a locomotive.

Kuldeep Singh, SP railways, said security had as been improved at the Panipat railway station and the investigation was going on .