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Explosion rocks Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, nine injured

Explosion rocks Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, nine injured

Bharti and Athar were seriously injured in the blast and referred to a hospital in Bhopal.

A massive explosion has been reported inside a passenger train in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district. "Two others are being treated at Kalapipal town in Shajapur district", he added.

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

The loud noise created panic as passengers mistook it for a bomb blast and rushed to get out of the train, creating a stampede like situation in which five people were injured.

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In a preliminary investigation, Railway SP Krishna Veni had said, based on the primary information, that the explosion happened due to a short-circuit. The glass panes of the windows in the general coach were damaged because of the blast, which occurred when the train was about to reach Jabdi Station. All the injured have been admitted to Kalapipal hospital.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked the state DGP, forensic experts, and officials of the Special Task Force and Anti-Terrorism Squad to conduct an enquiry.

The state government has announced an financial assistance of fifty thousand rupees to the seriously injured and 25 thousand rupees to passengers having minor injuries. Passengers have given different reasons including explosion in wirings, mobile or a suitcase.

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