9 people were injured after a blast reportedly took place in a coach of Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

At least 9 people were injured after a blast reportedly took place in a coach of Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Nine people were injured on Tuesday, two of them were seriously injured, in a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station, a railway official said.

The blast happened in a coach between 9.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. when it was en route to Ujjain from Bhopal, Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant, said.

A bomb disposal squad has reached the accident site, which is around 80 km from Bhopal, and is trying to determine the cause and the nature of the blast.

“The roof of the coach was damaged in the blast however so far we have not found any explosive device or its remaining parts from the spot,” GRP Indore SP Krishnaveni Desavatu told PTI.

“However, a bag was found in the coach and the bomb disposal squad is looking at it,” he said.

The PRO said two coaches were damaged in the explosion.

They were isolated from the train, which later left for its onward trip.

The two seriously injured were referred to a hospital in Bhopal. The others were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kalapipal town, which is near the accident site.

Ujjain range ADGP V. Madhu Kumar and senior authorities of the Ratlam railway division have hurried to the accident site.

The main reason for the blast will be known after an examination of the affected coach, Mr. Kumar said.

The glass sheets of the windows in the general coach were broken in the blast, which happened when the train was approaching to Jabdi station.

The Jabdi station falls between Kalapipal and Sehore railway stations.

Smoke inundated the general coach, causing panic among the passengers who hurried out to spare themselves.

An relief train has been raced to the site, the PRO said.

Helpline numbers

Railways have made accessible helpline numbers for those seeking information about their relatives in the train.

The numbers are — Ujjain 0734-1072 and 0734-60906, Indore 0731-1072, 0731-2521044, 0731-2521045 and 0731-2521046, Ratlam 07412-1072, Nagda 07366-1072, Bhopal 0755-4001606and 0755-56508and Habibganj 0755-4001603 and 0755-55551.

The injured passengers were recognized as — Bharti Yadav (18), Athar Hussain (55), Jiya Kushwaha (27), Pushpa Kushwaha (39), Neha Yadav (17), Babulal Malviya (45), Wasim (25) and Amrit Sahu (40), the PRO said.

Ms. Bharti Yadav and Mr. Hussain were seriously injured.

 

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