9 injured in explosion on Bhopal-Ujjain express in Madhya Pradesh

Explosion in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train.

Nine people have reportedly been injured after an explosion took place inside the general coach of the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train between the Jabri and Kalapipal railway stations situated near Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh around 9.50 am on Tuesday. "Two others are being treated at Kalapipal town in Shajapur district", he added. Following the blast, the train came to a halt.

A joint team of the local police, Government Railway Police and Rapid Police Force is investigating the matter.

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The injured passengers were identified 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. The glass panes of the windows in the general coach were damaged because of the blast, which occurred when the train was about to reach Jabdi Station.

Smoke engulfed the general coach, causing panic among the passengers who rushed out to save themselves. "Observing situation personally", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan told ANI. The government announced a compensation of Rs 50000 for the critically injured and Rs 25000 for the injured. It could be a mobile that led to this massive explosion revealed a source.

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