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Blast on train at Chennai railway station, one dead

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  1. Marqueur

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    All India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Updated: May 01, 2014 08:48 IST


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    Security personnel at the Chennai central railway station after a blast this morning

    Chennai: A woman died in an explosion on a train at the Chennai central railway station this morning. 10 people have been injured.

    The blast reportedly took place at around 7:30 am on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, which was at the platform 9 of the station. The train had just arrived when the blast took place, reportedly between the S4 and S5 coaches. A 40-year-old woman was reportedly killed on the spot.

    Both these coaches have been badly damaged.

    The nature of the blast is not known yet.

    The station has now been cordoned off and is teeming with police personnel. Sniffer dogs have been scouring the platforms. The injured have been taken to the Rajiv Gandhi government hospital nearby.
    Blasts on train at Chennai railway station, one dead | NDTV.com
     
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    Blame some terrorist organization...increase the security and everything...all temporary for two-three weeks.

    We need to install door frame metal detectors at entry & exit points of all the railway stations, also need to maintain them properly so that situations like this doesn't happen!!
     
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    A woman was killed and at least 18 others were injured in twin blasts in one of the coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati superfast express (Train No. 12509) at Chennai Central railway station on Thursday morning.

    The victim has been identified as Swati (22) from Guntur who was travelling from Bangalore to Vijayawada. Four passengers are said to be critical and have been admitted to the GH. Of the 14 others injured, most have injuries on the legs, while one person has a neck injury.

    Police say the explosions was reported shortly after the Guwahati Express pulled into platform no. 9 at the railway station at around 7-30 a.m.

    The blasts have damaged three coaches (S3, S4 and S5). As of now, police are yet to confirm from which coach the blast was triggered.

    Many trains approaching Chennai were detained at various stations. There was commotion in the busy Central station and traffic congestion on all roads leading to it.

    Southern Railway Additional General Manager S. Vijayakumaran said the three damaged coaches would be detached from the formation for detailed forensic analysis. The other coaches are being readied for onward journey.

    A multi-agency probe was launched to investigate the source and nature of the bombs. The explosions came two days after the State police arrested Mohammed Zakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan national, who was part of an alleged plot to target vital installations in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

    The arrival and departures of several morning trains from Chennai Central has been delayed even as the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force have cordoned off the area and pressed in sniffer dogs and bomb detection squads. Investigators were perusing the CCTV footage in Chennai and Bangalore to look for clues.

    Tamil Nadu Director-General of Police K. Ramanujam said the cause of explosion was not established yet.

    The Railways has opened two helplines in Chennai044 25357398 and 044 64502416 — and one in Bangalore 080 22876288.

    PTI adds that one person has been detained in connection with the blast.

    Woman killed in twin blasts at Chennai Central station - The Hindu
     
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    Since the train arrived in Chennai approximately 1 hour 25 minutes late, the question arises whether the capital city of Tamil Nadu was actually the target. Had the train been on time, the explosion could have taken place near Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally today.:agree:

    According to reports, police have found the suspect hiding in a compartment of the train. Unconfirmed reports suggest that explosives were strapped to his body. He is currently being questioned in police custody.

    Chennai twin blasts: NIA team reaches spot; minister says Railway can`t provide fool-proof security
     
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    RIP to the dead!
     
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