Twin blast in train leaves 1 dead, 14 injured
A 24-year-old-woman was killed and 14 others injured, when two low intensity bombs exploded in the Bangalore-Guwahati express, soon after it arrived at the Chennai Central Station this morning.
Police sources told UNI that the explosions took place in the S4 and S5 coaches, about ten minutes after the train arrived on Platform No 9 from Bangalore.
With some passengers alighting and others boarding the train for their destinations, a deafening sound from the two coaches sent the passengers scurrying for cover.
The bombs were placed under Seat Number 70 in S-4 coach and under Seat Number 30 in the S-5 coach. Both the enclosures in the coach were damaged in the explosions.
Police and Railway officials confirmed that one woman, Swati, a native of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, was killed in the blasts.
Fourteen others were injured and were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital, where the condition of two passengers is said to be serious.
Southern Railway General Manager Rakesh Mishra, who rushed to the spot, announced an assistance of Rs one lakh to the family of the deceased woman, Rs 25,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 5,000 each to those who suffered minor injuries.
(Posted on 01-05-2014)