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Four CRPF personnel hurt in blast as container of detonators slips in train while boarding at Raipur

According to Raipur Superintendent of Police, while shifting the container in train, it accidentally slipped in coach number-9, which led to the blast. File Image.   | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

At least four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured after a box containing an igniter set fell on the floor in a compartment and caused an explosion at platform 2 of the Raipur railway station on Saturday morning.

The explosion is said to have taken place when a few CRPF personnel were shifting boxes containing igniters in a compartment on a train going from Jharsuguda to Jammu Tawi at around 6.30 a.m. The train was standing at platform 2 of the station when the explosion took place.

Four CRPF personnel were said to have been injured in the explosion. Of the four, one of the injured has been admitted to the Narayana Hospital in Raipur.

Senior CRPF personnels visited the Raipur railway station, an official said. Government Railway Police (GRP) Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kukreja said the CRPF would investigate the case. A report would also be sent to the headquarters by the GRP, he added.

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