12 injured as they jump off train after bomb scare

July 27th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, July 27 (IANS) About a dozen commuters sustained injuries Sunday when they jumped out of a running train in Chhattisgarh after unclaimed suitcases found in a local train created panic. When a Bilaspur-Raipur local train was about to halt at the Hathband station in Raipur district, a passenger started screaming that bombs were hidden in two suitcases in a coach.

The passengers began jumping out of the train and at least one dozen of them sustained injuries.

The railway police reached the spot immediately and a bomb disposal squad from Raipur too arrived and searched the suitcases that were filled with clothes.

After an intense search of all the seven coaches, the train was allowed to proceed to Raipur.

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