Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Blast: A blast has been reported in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam's Udalguri district. The explosion took place inside one of the coaches of the train.
Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Blast: A blast took place in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam’s Udalguri district. The explosion took place inside one of the coaches of the train. Three persons were injured in the incident, Northeast Frontier Railway said in a statement. No further loss of life has been reported yet. The reason of the blast is yet to be ascertained. The Army, Police and other rescue units were immediately rushed to the spot — around 95 km from Guwahati.
A Northeast Frontier Railway spokesperson said that blast took place near Harisinga railway station around 7.04 pm. Two of the injured have been identified as Nabajit Das and Kiroda Bora.
Asked if any militant outfit was involved in the incident, DGP Special Branch Pallab Bhattacharjee said that nothing can be said before conclusion of the investigations.
The railway station officials made announcements requesting the passengers to evacuate from the affected train as a precautionary measure.
The incident comes in backdrop of killing of five Bengali-speaking persons by suspected ULFA(I) militants in Tinsukia district on November 1.
The militants also killed two persons in a grenade attack in Sibsagar district on November 22.