Assam: Blast Inside Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Udalguri, 11 Injured
Explosion Inside Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express (Photo credit: ANI)

Guwahati, December 1: A blast has occurred inside one of the coaches of Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam's Udalguri on Saturday evening. "The explosion took place in the running train at around 7:00 pm. An investigation is underway to ascertain if it was a bomb," an Assam police officer told news agency ANI.

The Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express was reportedly at the Harisinga railway station in Kathalguri when the blast took place. According to initial reports, 11 people have been found wounded in the explosion that hit Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express. "Train movement not affected as the train is at the station, and two more lines are available. The train hasn't received major damage," Northeast Frontier Railway PRO said.

The nature and cause of the blast were not immediately known. Railway and police officials have rushed to the site — around 95 km from Guwahati. The intercity train runs between Kamakhya junction and Dekargaon railway station.