Six passengers of Bhopal-Ujjain Express got injured when an explosion took place in moving train on Tuesday. The cause of the explosion is yet to be established.
As per reports, Ujjain bound Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train (59320) was on its way when an explosion took place on the tracks. The incident took place around 10 am in the morning. It is also being said that a suspicious suitcase was observed which might have carrying some explosive material.
The glass panes of the windows in the general coach were damaged because of the blast, which occurred when the train was about to reach Jabdi Station. Following the blast, the train came to a halt. Smoke engulfed the general coach, causing panic among the passengers who rushed out to save themselves.
The injured were admitted to Kala Pipal government hospital.Iqbal Siddiqui, PRO of Bhopal division, told that a medical team has been sent to the accident site.
The Madhya Pradesh government has announced Rs 25,000 compensation to injured and Rs 50,000 to critically injured persons in the incident. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said he personally monitoring the situation.
He informed the SP and collector are present on the spot, and ATS and forensic team are probing the case under the supervision of Director General.
The ADG (intelligence) called a meeting over the incident wherein IG (intelligence), AIG (Law and Order) were present.
The inujred passengers have been identified as Bharti (30-yr, native of Sehore), Durgesh (25-yr, Sehore), Jia (27-yr, Imlipura, Sehore), Pushpa (45-yr, Implipura, Sehore), Syed Hassan (55-yr, Sarangpur), Babulal (45-yr, Pilpliya), Neha (15-yr, Bhopal) and Shanti (35-yr, Sehore).
Injured passengers admitted to Kalapipal Govt hospital, medical team sent. Reason of explosion unknown: IA Siddiqui (PRO, Bhopal Div) pic.twitter.com/FfzEBJoBi1— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2017