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Four killed in a blast in Haldibari passenger in North Bengal

Written by: Staff

Siliguri/Kolkata, Nov 20 (UNI) At least four people were killed and more than 50 injured, some of them critically, when suspected ultras triggered a major blast in two bogies of Haldibari passenger in North Bengal this evening.

Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Ray said at the at the Writers' Buildings that the passenger train was en-route to New Jalpaiguri from Haldibari in Cooch Behar.

The blast occurred at Belakoba station, he said adding the involvement of any particular militant group or the nature of device was yet to be ascertained.

The injured had been admitted to Jalpaiguri Sdar hospital, where the condition of some was stated to be critical.

Both the bogies had been completely smashed.

Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia said the toll might go up.

Details were awaited.


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