3 People Get Injured In A Blast Occurred In Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Train In Assam

| December 2 , 2018 , 14:16 IST

Three persons were injured in a blast which took place in a moving passenger train at Assam's Harisinga station on Saturday.

According to media reports a senior railway official said that the low-intensity blast occurred around 7 pm in the general second class coach of Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express near Harisinga, about 50 km from Rangiya. The blast occurred between Harisinga-Tangla stations of Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).

Further, a North East Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson N Bhattacharya said that one passenger sustained head injury and has been rushed to a government hospital in Udalguri for treatment. Bhattacharya said that the other two passengers escaped with minor injuries.

Following the blast, a portion of the coach got affected, adding the traffic on the route was not affected as two more lines are available at the station.

The official said the injured included a woman and a child. He said due to the blast, one passenger sustained a head injury, while two others received minor injuries.

The injured passengers were shifted to Harisingha Hospital where they were provided first-aid and then discharged.

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DGP (civil defence) Pallab Bhattacharyya said that the explosion occurred just before the train reached the Harisinga station.

"The sound from the blast seem to be of a low-intensity improvise explosive device (IED). Police officials have rushed to the spot and it is difficult to ascertain what kind of blast it was." the DGP said The police officer said that the explosion could also be due to technical glitches

 "We are examining if the blast was due to short circuit or something else," a senior railway official said.

The official said as of now no casualties have been reported. "The train is currently detained at Harisinga station," said an NFR official.