Sunday, July 10, 2011

100 Up Passenger Injured in Assam Train Bomb

Guwahati, July 10 ,At least 100 people were injured, 20 of them critically, when a powerful bomb ripped apart a passenger train late Sunday in the Indian state of Assam, has officials in the troubled North said.No militant group claimed the attack yet.

The police spokesman said the explosion occurred while the Puri Guwahati-Assam Express was almost Ghograpara western distict from Nalbari, about 70 km from the main city of Guwahati Assam. The explosion took place on 08/30 pm.Four coaches of the train derailed trapping many passengers, many of them seriously injured. "Flexible cords and other materials that can be triggered by the explosion were recovered from the scene," a senior police officer said.

The train was bound for Puri in Orissa. "It was a pick and there was an explosion shortly after the chaos. The bus I was traveling in skidded and fell to the track, boggy ground or waist-deep water. Or another way, we managed to get out of the bus," jiten Das, a passenger, who was among the injured, told IANS phone. "Cuts I sustained my head and chest injuries after his hand."

The four coaches derailed bogies and one slipped and went at least 20 meters from the track, "Dhanmoni Das, a local who had helped train many of the wounded, told IANS." We have rescued over 100 people and helped them reach the nearest hospital with bicycles, motorcycles and private cars, "said Rubul Ali, another local who helped rescue operation.The critically injured were shifted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital." All the teams provided medical care to warn doctors and nurses treat the injured passengers, "Health Minister Himanta Biswas Sarma told IANS.

Rescue trains doctors and nurses have now banned United Liberation Front of accident site.Both of Asoma (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), active region.Meanwhile, all incoming and outgoing trains were suspended after an explosion in Assam. "Until we create a movement of the trains had stopped to repair," the railway official said.The accident comes on the 14th day speeding carriages derailed Kalk Mail, Uttar Pradesh, killing around 35 people and leaving at least 150 were injured.

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