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Blast on railway tracks derails diesel locomotive in Jharkhand

20/11/2021 at 3:39 PM

Dhanbad, Nov 20: An explosion has damaged a part of a railway track in Dhanbad division of Jharkhand, following which a diesel locomotive was derailed in the early hours on Saturday.

The Railways said it was a “bomb blast” which occurred between Garwa Road and Barkana section in the Dhanbad division.

“Unusual incidence of bomb blast by miscreant causing derailment of diesel loco on Dhanbad Division,” the Railways said.

According to the sources, it was a Naxal-related incident. However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Senior officers have rushed to the site and restoration of the track is awaited, said an official.

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