Assam: Major tragedy averted; 10 bombs found under bridge

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Silchar (Assam), Nov 9: The timely action of a railway official averted a major catastrophe when as many as 10 crude bombs were recovered from a railway bridge on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section in southern Assam. The bombs were recovered along with blasting devices.

NFR spokesman Nilanjan Deb told reporters, "The 10 powerful bombs along with blasting devices were found at a railway bridge between Mahur and Phiding stations on Lumding-Badarpur hill section under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)." He added, "The bombs were found by railway trackman K.R. Das during a normal patrolling duty. Immediately, several trains scheduled to ply through this section were stopped, averting possible disasters."

Deb stated that Army soldiers, railway protection force personnel and railway officials rushed to the spot which is 400 km south of Assam's main city Guwahati. The bombs were recovered from the site and defused immediately.

Security forces have started investigations on the case and search is on to nab the culprits who planted the bombs.

After a detailed recce of the area, the railway track was declared to be secure and fit for train movement with train services resuming as usual in the afternoon. The NFR has been running trains between Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam and the rest of India via Guwahati.

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