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Probe ordered into Guwahati-Puri Express blast

The Commissioner for Railway Safety will conduct a probe into the IED blast in the Guwahati-Puri Express near Rangiya in Assam in which at least 100 passengers were injured.



Guwahati: The Commissioner for Railway
Safety will conduct a probe into the IED blast in the
Guwahati-Puri Express near Rangiya in Assam in which at least
100 passengers were injured.

"The probe will ascertain as to which extremist group
was involved in the incident. The report is expected within a
week," North East Frontier Railway CPRO S Hajong said.
Last night`s blast completely damaged 200 m of track
and fuse wire and detonators were also found. Seven bogies of
the train carrying 700 passengers derailed with two coaches
falling into a pond.
More than 300 workers are at the site under the
supervision of senior officials and tracks are expected to
be restored for traffic by tonight, he said.

Rs one lakh has been sanctioned for the three
grievously injured passengers while Rs 10,000 will be paid to
the injured, he added.

PTI

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