3 Injured In Explosion On Intercity Train In Assam's Udalguri

The low intensity blast took place about 6.50 pm in the general second class coach of Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express near Harisinga,

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The cause of the explosion in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express is yet to be ascertained.


Guwahati: 

At least three people were injured after a blast on a moving passenger train at Assam's Harisinga station on Saturday, officials said.

A senior railway official said the low intensity blast took place about 6.50 pm in the general second class coach of Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express near Harisinga, about 50 km from Rangiya. The blast took place between Harisinga-Tangla stations of Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).

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

The official said the injured included a woman and a child. He said due to the blast, one passenger sustained 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.

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

The official said that senior railway officials have gone to the blast site.

This is the second train accident to occur in Assam over the last two weeks. The Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express was derailed on November 21 after it rammed into an elephant between the Titabar and Mariana railway stations. Although none of the passengers were harmed, the elephant did not survive the incident.

(With inputs from IANS)

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