Chennai Blasts: Bangalore-Guwahati passenger speaks out

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Chennai, May 1: Hours after the shattering bomb blasts in Bangalore-Guwahati train at Chennai Central railway station on Thursday, May 1, a passenger, who was onboard, spoke to Oneindia. Sriharsha Salimath, a resident of Bangalore, said what he and his family experienced in the station after the blast.

Salimath, who along with his family members were on his way to Darjeeling, West Bengal, boarded the train on Wednesday night. The train, which was supposed to reach Chennai by 5:40 am, arrived at the station at 7 am. Soon after its arriving, twin blasts occurred at S4 and S5 coaches of the train around 7:15 am.

The passenger, who along with his family members, was going to Darjeeling

One 24-year-old Swati Shah, a TCS employee died and 14 others were injured. All injured were rushed to hospital. Police cordoned the area at platform no 9. Soon two suspects were detained. While one suspect was hiding in the train, another person was detained from airport.

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Hours after the shattering bomb blasts in Bangalore-Guwahati train at Chennai Central railway station on Thursday, May 1, a passenger, who was onboard, spoke to Oneindia. Sriharsha Salimath, a resident of Bangalore, said what he and his family experienced in the station after the blast.(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

In Chennai

Salimath, who along with his family members were on his way to Darjeeling, West Bengal, boarded the train on Wednesday night. The train, which was supposed to reach Chennai by 5:40 am, arrived at the station at 7 am. Soon after its arriving, twin blasts occurred at S4 and S5 coaches of the train around 7:15 am.(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

In Chennai

One 24-year-old Swati Shah, a TCS employee died and 14 others were injured. All injured were rushed to hospital. Police cordoned the area at platform no 9. Soon two suspects were detained. While one suspect was hiding in the train, another person was detained from airport.(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

In Chennai

After all the hullabaloos, the Bangalore-Guwahati train sans S4 and S5 departed Chennai Central for its Destination around 12 pm. Salimath expressed gratitude to the police and commandos for necessary arrangements for the passengers who were stranded at the station.(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

In Chennai

Police official was quoted as saying, "It is not a major blast. It is suspected that Chennai could not have been target of those who were behind the blast because the train was running late. Some other location could have been the target."(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

In Chennai

After all the hullabaloos, the Bangalore-Guwahati train sans S4 and S5 departed Chennai Central for its Destination around 12 pm. Salimath expressed gratitude to the police and commandos for necessary arrangements for the passengers who were stranded at the station.(Photo Credit: Sriharsha Salimath)

 

 

After all the hullabaloos, the Bangalore-Guwahati train sans S4 and S5 departed Chennai Central for its destination around 12 pm. Salimath expressed gratitude to the police and commandos for necessary arrangements for the passengers who were stranded at the station.

Police official was quoted as saying, "It is not a major blast. It is suspected that Chennai could not have been target of those who were behind the blast because the train was running late. Some other location could have been the target."

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