Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast leaves 8 hurt
At least eight persons were on Tuesday injured, two of them seriously, in a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in the district, a railway official said.
The blast occurred in a general coach of the train between 9.30 AM and 10 AM when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal, Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant said.
A bomb disposal squad has reached the accident site, which is around 81 km from Bhopal, and is trying to ascertain the cause and the nature of the blast.
"The ceiling of the coach was damaged in the blast but so far we have not found any explosive device or its remains from the spot," Superintendent of Police, GRP Indore, Krishnaveni Desavatu said.
"However, a suitcase was found in the coach and the bomb disposal squad is examining it," he said.
The PRO said that two coaches were damaged in the blast.
They were separated from the train which later left for its onward journey.
The two seriously injured persons were referred to a hospital in Bhopal.The others were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kalapipal town, which is close to the accident site.