Rlys tighten security after train blast in Madhya Pradesh

Speaking to the media, Makrand Devaskar, IG Law and Order Bhopal, said that the blast was a low intensity IED explosion, and as such, the security forces are treating it as a terrorist attack.

More than six persons were injured on Tuesday after an explosion occurred on a passenger train in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant said the explosion took place in a general coach of the train between 9.30 AM and 10 AM when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal.

All the passengers of the affected train were taken to Ujjain by another train.

The two seriously injured persons were referred to a hospital in Bhopal.

The victims were rushed to a hospital in Kalapipal town of the district, he said. The affected coach has been detached from the train. "Investigation in the matter is on". "Accident Relief Medical Equipment, Ujjain, reached the site", it said. "Observing situation personally", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan told ANI. "The reason behind the explosion could not be ascertained", Economic Times quoted IA Siddiqui, PRO, Bhopal Division of Indian Railways, as saying.

The state government has announced an financial assistance of fifty thousand rupees to the seriously injured and 25 thousand rupees to passengers having minor injuries.