Powerful bomb blast derails 3 bogies of Barak Valley Express

Powerful bomb blast derails 3 bogies of Barak Valley Express

Casualties, if any, were not immediately known as the incident occurred in a remote area.
The train proceeding from Lumding to Silchar in North Cachar district derailed due to the blast at a place between Lower Haflong and Bagatar railway stations.

The blast damaged the railway track and the movement of trains was stopped.
Railway and police officials had rushed to the site for rescue and relief operations.
The Dima Halam Daogah (Dilip Nunisa) group had called for an indefinite district bandh from today demanding the arrest of district Additional Superintendent of Police Amitav Sinha and four DHD (Jewel) faction cadres for allegedly assaulting one of its cadre on October 23 at Gabao Village.

Business establishments and shops kept their shutters down, educational institutions remained closed, while vehicles were off the roads, the sources said