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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Low-intensity blast in Kalindi Express near Kanpur, no injuries reported

A low intensity blast took place in the Kalindi Express near Kanpur on Wednesday evening, a railway ministry official said. No injuries have been reported.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2019 23:34 IST
Haider Naqvi
Haider Naqvi
The blast took place around 7.10 pm in a toilet of the general coach. The train was going to Bhiwani, and the blast took place minutes after it departed from Kanpur.
The blast took place around 7.10 pm in a toilet of the general coach. The train was going to Bhiwani, and the blast took place minutes after it departed from Kanpur.
         

A low intensity blast took place in the Kalindi Express near Kanpur on Wednesday evening, a railway ministry official said. No injuries have been reported.

The blast took place around 7.10 pm in a toilet of the general coach. The train was going to Bhiwani, and the blast took place minutes after it departed from Kanpur.

A railway ministry official said the train was near Barrajpur station when passengers heard the blast.

The railway ministry in a statement said prima facie it was a cracker as the damage is not heavy.

“The plywood sheet of the toilet is damaged. No injury or casualty. The cause is being ascertained.” it said. “Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is at the site and after only they give clearance will the train be despatched.”

Inspector General of Police Asim Arun who heads the UP ATS said an ATS team has reached the railway station and was looking into the blast. “The train had arrived at Barrajpur and was standing when the incident occurred. Traffic is being dealt through other two lines available,” the railway ministry added.

Police have seized a white bag close to the toilet. It contains some substance and forensic experts who reached the spot from Kanpur are determining what exactly it is.

First Published: Feb 20, 2019 21:10 IST

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