Chennai, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

The condition of all the 14 passengers, who were injured in the twin blasts that rocked the Bangalore-Guwuhati Superfast Triweekly express at the Chennai Central Station here, were stable.


A woman, Swati, hailing from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh was killed in the blasts, which affected three coaches, S3, S4 and S5. She was travelling from Bangalore to Vijayawada.

Doctors treating the injured at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital said the condition of all the injured were stable.

"We are providing the best of treatment and their condition is stable. All of them will become normal soon," the doctors said.

They said some of the patients had suffered injuries in the lower limbs, while a surgery was performed on one of the seriously injured person.

"The surgery was performed on Anjaneyalu, whose both lower limbs were badly injured in the blast," doctors said. He was a native of Ongole in Andhra Pradesh.

One Murali, who was fast asleep when he heard the blasts, said he suffered injuries in the lower limbs and also in the head.

Senior police officials and leaders of political parties visited the injured at the hospital.

Southern Railway in a press here said one of the two seriously injured was identified as Sumantho Devnath (37).

The identity of the other seriously injured was yet to be established. Of the total 14 injured, one was woman and the rest were men.

The names of the remaining 12 injured were: Shaiful Haque (27 years), Anjaneyalu (29), Vimal Kumar Das (43), Shagun Kumar Rai (23), Altaf Khan (17), Uma (35), Jitendra Mohanto Deka (58), Sari (21), Murali (27), Bijoy Kumar (14), Sudanchand Debnath(64) and Surendra Varma (31).

Meanwhile, a post mortem was done on the body of Swati and it would be handed over to her parents, who were rushing to the city after being informed by the Railway authorities.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)