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Fish plates were removed: WB Police

Fish plates were found removed at the spot where the Mumbai-bound Gyaneswari express derailed early this morning leaving 20 people killed, a senior police official said.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2010 10:36 AM IST

Fish plates were found removed at the spot where the Mumbai-bound Gyaneswari express derailed early Friday morning leaving 20 people killed, a senior police official said.

Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Surojit Karpurokayastha said that according to preliminary investigation, fish plates were found removed at the derailment site.

Earlier, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said the derailment took place after a blast.

Twenty people were killed and 104 injured after the train derailed and was hit by a goods train.

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