11 Injured In Explosion On Intercity Train In Assam’s Udalguri: Report

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The cause of the explosion in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express is yet to be ascertained.

Guwahati:

Eleven people were injured after an explosion ripped through the coach of an intercity train in Assam's Udalguri district on Saturday night.

A Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said that the blast occurred in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express near the Harisinga railway station, 95 km from state capital Guwahati, around 7.04 pm. Railway and police personnel rushed to the site as soon as they were informed about the incident.

"It is yet to be confirmed if the blast was caused due to an explosive or an electrical short-circuit. There have been no casualties," news agency ANI quoted NFR Public Relations Officer Nripen Bhattacharya as saying.

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PTI reported that at least one passenger was critically injured. Further details are awaited.

This is the second train accident to occur in Assam over the last two weeks. The Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express was derailed on November 21 after it rammed into an elephant between the Titabar and Mariana railway stations. Although none of the passengers were harmed, the elephant did not survive the incident.

(With inputs from agencies)

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