A low-intensity blast took place in a toilet of a general coach of Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Barrajpur station in Kanpur district around 7.10 pm, on Wednesday. Prima facie, it appears to be a blast of explosive. There are no injuries or casualties.Â The blast triggered in the second coach of the train number 11449. The railway and local police are investigating on the spot. They recovered an unknown bag from the train.
The incident came a day afterÂ 15 bogeys of a goods train got derailed in Jharkhandâ€™s Dhanbad area due to an explosion that occurred on a section of the railway tracks. No casualties in the incident were reported, however, many other passenger trains had to be cancelled or delayed.Â Reports said that Naxals may have been behind the act, as suspected by the local administrations.Â
In December, three people were injured in an explosion that took in an intercity passenger train in Assamâ€™s Udalguri. TheÂ explosion occurred in a coach of the Rangiya-Dekargaon Intercity Express at the Harisinga railway station around 7.04 pm, a Northeast Frontier Railway spokesperson said.
According to sources, a letter was also found in the toilet of the train in the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed. The letter, written in Hindi, mentions about targeting a Shatabdi Express and a public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Â
#WATCH A low-intensity blast took place in a toilet of a general coach of Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Barrajpur station (near Kanpur) at around 7.10 pm, today. Prima facie, it appears to be a blast of explosive. There are no injuries or casualties. pic.twitter.com/y32bKkkXZJâ€” ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019
#EXCLUSIVE | First images of the explosion that reportedly took place in the toilet of the general coach of Kalindi Express at Shivrajpur station in Kanpur.@RailMinIndia@PiyushGoyalâ€” News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 20, 2019
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