2 blasts on train at Chennai railway station

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Two bombs planted on a train killed a 22-year-old woman and wounded nine others at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning.

Sources say a man has been held and is being questioned. He was reportedly hiding inside the train an hour after the explosions.

The blasts took place at around 7:15 am on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, which had just pulled into the platform 9 of the station for a 10-minute stop.

The nature of the blasts, which come in the middle of India's national election, is not known yet. A National Investigation Agency team is going to Chennai to join the investigations.

"There were two minor intensity blasts," RK Mishra, a senior railway officer, said at the station.

The blasts took place between the S4 and S5 coaches of the train.

A woman, Swati, was killed when one of the bombs exploded under her seat. Officials said she was traveling to Bangalore, from where she was heading to her home in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Her relatives have been called to Chennai.

Two people have been critically wounded, while seven have received minor injuries.

"We heard a very loud explosion. It was only after the chaos and the police came that we realised what had happened," said a passenger on the train.

The station has been cordoned off and is teeming with police personnel who are checking the rest of the coaches. Sniffer dogs have been scouring the platforms. The injured have been taken to a hospital near the station.

Officials said they hoped to resume train operations within an hour. After these blasts, surveillance has been increased on all trains and stations in Andhra Pradesh.

The state government has announced compensation of one lakh for the family of the woman who died,  Rs. 55,000 for those who are critical and Rs. 5,000 for the others who were injured. (NDTV)
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  • Nimal Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:02 AM

    Those terrorist are biggest threat not in India also in Srilanka soon

    Mangala Friday, 02 May 2014 12:44 PM

    nice

    SL Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:16 AM

    You reap what you sow! via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:48 AM

    NOW THEY WILL SAY THAT THIS BOMBER IS ALSO A SRILANKAN MUSLIM FROM KANDY.

    LTTE Training camps Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:50 AM

    Check if there are Tamil militant training camps there.

    aja Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:52 AM

    feel the heat . if Some Canadians and US citizen were hurt they will bomb india if not they will say Human Rights .

    Fair N Square Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:54 AM

    LOL...yes the Indians would always blame Pakistan and lately SL..IF the guys were from SL, They reap what they sowed....

    Devon Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:56 AM

    this is very bad!

    Citizen L Thursday, 01 May 2014 05:04 AM

    Sorry to hear about the blasts......no matter what country it is, I wouldn't even want my worst enemy to go through the scourge of terrorism. Our sympathies to the innocent civilians and their families. ......

    freking Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:34 PM

    Pakistan and SL are friends and TN is enemy for both. That tell everything. via DM Android App

    Grace Thursday, 01 May 2014 05:12 AM

    This is a game played by Tamil Nadu political jokers during the parliamentary elections.

    Devapriya mendis Thursday, 01 May 2014 05:13 AM

    Wow tigers are back in action

    V Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:12 PM

    Can u guys stop being so against indians and feel bad for the people who were affected by the blast? Afterall, we should know better because of the LTTE. Of course, most of the indians are ignorant but we aren't. So please be little more humane. via DM Android App


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