Maoists blow up railway track in Bihar

May 20th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Motihari (Bihar), May 20 (ANI): Fourteen oil tankers of a goods train derailed and caught fire after Maoists blew up a railway line between Dighwara and Pipra stations in Bihar’s West Champaran District, around 25 kilometers from Motihari early on Thursday morning.

It has been reported that the Maoists blasted dynamites to blow up the railway line at Chintamani village at around 2: 30 a.m.

The goods train was on its way to Raxaul on the Indo-Nepal border from Muzaffarpur.

It took more than four-and-half-hours for the fire tenders that were rushed from Muzaffarpur and Motihari to extinguish the flames.

There are reports that the Maoists left behind several posters and leaflets.

Meanwhile, a combing operation has been launched in the area to get hold of the ultras. (ANI)

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