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Bihar: Close shave for Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train after blast on track, no casualties

Jul 23, 2014 07:47 AM IST India India

Aurangabad: It was a close shave for the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday.

No casualties have been reported so far but initial reports suggest that a bomb blast caused the derailment. Train services on the Delhi-Kolkata route via Gaya were halted for some time but the track has been cleared now and services have resumed.

"As we neared this area, there was smoke and then a blast. The train went inside and then came out," said an eyewitness. "As soon the driver heard the blast, the engine stopped," another eyewitness added.