Posted May 1, 2014 by admin in News

Twin blasts at Chennai railway station

Chennai: One person has died and around 10 injured in twin blasts onboard the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai Central railway station on Thursday morning.

The blasts reportedly took place at around 7.30 am, which was at the platform 9 of the station. The train had just arrived when the blast took place, reportedly between the S4 and S5 coaches, the NDTV.com report said, adding that both these coaches have been badly damaged.

An official said a 22-year-old woman passenger, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, was killed, while two of the injured have been hurt grievously, in the blast.

The injured have been shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital.

The blasts reportedly took place under seat 70 of S4 bogie and S5 bogie of Bangalore-Guwahati (Kaziranga) Express (Train No 12509), which had arrived at around 7:15 am. According to reports, the train was scheduled to arrive at Chennai station at 5:30 am. However, the train got late by one hour and twenty-five minutes, which means it arrived at the station at around 7:05 am.

The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, train services have been halted and police teams are on the spot.