#AssamTrainBlast: 11 injured in explosion in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express
As many as 11 people have reportedly been injured in an explosion inside one of the coaches of the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam's Udalguri. The explosion took place at around 6:45 pm when the train was near Harisinga railway station, said a media report quoting a Northeast Frontier Railway spokesperson. The condition of one of the injured persons is critical. Here's more.
Explosion took place in the running train: Police
Police say on 11 persons injured in an explosion inside Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Udalguri, "explosion took place in the running train at around 6:45 pm. Investigation underway to ascertain if it was a bomb". #Assam pic.twitter.com/417XW5PDpk— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
Images from the blast inside the train
Assam: Explosion inside Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Udalguri. 11 persons injured. pic.twitter.com/M61eRSkBnL— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
Police have launched an investigation
The police have initiated a probe into the explosion, and they are yet to ascertain whether the blast was caused by a bomb or short circuit. Railway officials and police have rushed to the incident site that is located about 95km from Guwahati.
Here's what the PRO of Northeast Frontier Railway said
PRO of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), Nripen Bhattacharya, on explosion inside Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Udalguri: It hasn't yet been confirmed whether it was bomb blast or short circuit blast. No casualties have taken place. #Assam pic.twitter.com/33Jh6DvEll— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018