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Bomb hoax delays two long distance trains

Two anonymous calls claimed that some explosive devices have been placed aboard the Chennai-Bangalore Shatabdi express and Chennai-Jaipur express.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 13:21 IST

Two long distance trains have suffered delays ranging between two to three-and-a-half hours following separate bomb scares, railway and police sources said in Chennai on Monday.

Two anonymous calls on Sunday night claimed that some explosive devices have been placed aboard the Chennai-Bangalore Shatabdi express and Chennai-Jaipur express, following both trains were halted at Thirunavalur and Elavur, around 90-Kms and 70-kms respectively from Chennai.

Police teams, including bomb disposal squad, rushed to both the trains but nothing was found, they said.

Due to the searches, Shatabdi suffered a delay of two hours, while the Jaipur-bound train three-and-a-half hours, sources added.

First Published: Aug 28, 2006 13:21 IST