UPDATE at 6:24 pm: Still no information regarding the culprits and there is a rumor going about some one was arrested.

Today a young women employed in Tata Consultancy services was killed and 13 were injured due to the double explosions in the Chennai railway station. The police are saying these two explosions were minor and had low intensity and does not made bigger damage to the train. These two explosions were happened in 5 minutes interval.  The train was Bangalore-Guwahati and it was late by about an hour and arrived at 7.05 AM at Platform No. 9. Passengers on the train ran for their lives, when the heard the explosions in the busy train station. The women was identified as Swati. She was travelling to Guntur via Vijayawada on this train.

Bomb squads, police, dog squad is searching all over the place for evidences. A Special Investigation Team was formed to investigate about this blast. National team who investigate these cases were also alarmed. The Union Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had declared Rs 1 lakh for the Swathi’s family. 25000 rupees for minor injuries and 50,000 rupees for major injuries are offered. The minister also said that one week may be needed to reach conclusions about this. The police thinks that the bombs were set to blast at somewhere else and because the train was late it happened in the station itself.

The Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said that they don’t need national agencies like National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) and Tamilnadu police can handle the situation. The central government was forced to send teams of NIA and NSG to the scene and the stand of chief minister is somewhat disappointing.

The usual drama of political parties are playing around this issue and we may hope that the culprits will be arrested as fast and punished.

The help line number provided by the railway authorities are: 044 25357398, The Bangalore helpline is 080 22876288.


You can see the picture inside the railway compartment in this news link - http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/twin-blasts-at-chennai-central-station-bangalore-guwahati-express-platform-9/1/358436.html


Video from http://www.hindustantimes.com/


map of the station


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