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Video: Palamu Express Derails After Maoists Blow up Railway Tracks

Three bogies of the train were derailed but so far there have been no casualties. 

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Palamu Express derailed on Tuesday evening after suspected Maoists blew up a stretch of railway tracks in Latehar district in Jharkhand. As of now, no casualties have been reported.

The engine and three coaches of the train going from Barkakana to Patna jumped the rails following the blast, Chhipadohar railway station master R P Bhagotia said.

However, there was no injury to any passenger – nor were there any casualties – as a result of the derailment, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Palamu Range) Saket Kumar Singh confirmed.

The station master said the blast occurred around 8 pm near Kuchila village between Chhipadohar and Barwadih stations. The CPI(Maoist) was observing a 24-hour bandh on Tuesday in Bihar and Jharkhand to protest against the gunning down of their cadres in Palamu district on June 9.

(With inputs from PTI)

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