IED explosion derails goods train in Assam

Last Updated: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 16:23

Tezpur: Explosion of a powerful Improvised
Explosive Device (IED), planted by unidentified militants,
derailed a goods train carrying cement bags in Assam`s
Udalguri district, official sources on Sunday.

Ten wagons of the train, moving from Rangiya to Tezpur,
derailed after the IED exploded on the rail track near Doipang
late last night, Udalguri Deputy Commissioner, Thaneswar
Malakar said.

Eight wagons were badly damaged and a rescue team from
Rangiya was sent to the spot to repair the tracks.

There was, however, no loss of lie or injury to
any person, Malakar added.

A mobile hand set was recovered from the explosion site
which would help in identifying the militant outfit
responsible for the explosion, he said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 16:23

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