6 injured in explosion on passenger train in central India

Madhya Pradesh Explosion in Bhopal Ujjain passenger train injures at least nine near Shajapur

"The blast occurred in a general coach of the train when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal", Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant told Economic Times.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that all angles are being investigated.

SHAJAPUR:At least four persons were injured on Tuesday in a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in the district, a railway official said.

The explosion on the Ujjain-bound train is believed to have taken place in the general compartment next to the guard's coach, according to reports.

The person sitting next to him was also injured.

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"A medical team has been to the accident site and injured passengers have been admitted to Kalapipal Government Hospital", said IA Siddiqui, Bhopal Division PRO. "Two others are being treated at Kalapipal town in Shajapur district", he added.

"After the blast, the affected coach was segregated from the train and fire extinguisher was used to control fire".

An investigation is on and the railway police have been looking into the matter.

Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan rushed rescue teams to the spot. It could be a mobile that led to this massive explosion revealed a source.

Madhya Pradesh government has assured an amount of Rs.50,000 to critically injured and Rs.25,000 to passengers with minor injuries.

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