Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured

Updated: November 20, 2009 10:24 IST
One person has died and nearly 60 are injured as maoists have struck again by blowing up a railway track in jharkhand just as a train was passing by.
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
One person has died and nearly 60 are injured as maoists have struck again by blowing up a railway track in Jharkhand just as a train was passing by.

Eight coaches of the Tata-Bilaspur passenger train derailed a little after 9 o'clock on Thursday night near Posaita station, 120 km from Jamshedpur, close to the Jharkhand-Orissa border. (NDTV Photo)

Helpline: 066-2501072 (Orissa); 06587-238071 (Jharkhand); 0657-1072 (Jamshedpur)
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
Three coaches, carrying central forces, were badly damaged. The train was on its way from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand to Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.

This is the first time that the Maoists have blown up the tracks while the train was passing by. They usually blow up tracks hours before the scheduled passing of a train. (NDTV Photo)
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
The guard of the train said there was a strong jerk as the train was moving and stone chips went flying in all directions. There was a cloud of dust as the train came to a halt. (NDTV Photo)
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
Following the incident, some trains have been diverted to different routes.

The Howrah-Mumbai Express via Nagpur and the Howrah-Ahmedabad Express, which left last night, has been diverted from Tatanagar.

The Pune-Howrah Azad Hind Express and the Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Nagpur, will be diverted from Chakradharpur and are expected to be delayed. (NDTV Photo)
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
Maoists have called for a 24-hour bandh in Jharkhand today. They are protesting against the assembly elections. (NDTV Photo)
Jharkhand: Naxals target train; 1 dead, 60 injured
"I am monitoring the situation and have asked senior railway officials to rush to the spot," Railway minister Mamata Banerjee said from Delhi. (NDTV Photo)

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