Bomb scare in Konark Express halts train for 32 minutes

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Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped the passengers of Bhubaneswar-bound Konark Express after two abandoned boxes were found inside a coach today.

According to sources, 11019 Mumbai CST-Bhubaneswar Konark Super Fast Express had left Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai at 3 PM on Friday.

While the Express train was on its way to Bhubaneswar, some passengers found two boxes inside a reserved coach number S-11 on Saturday.

As there was no claimant of these two boxes, the panicked passengers informed the officials of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

On being informed, the RPF personnel immediately passed the information to Government Railway Police (GRP).

The train was immediately stopped at Madhira Railway station between Warangal and Khammam Railway Station in Telangana state following which the RPF personnel and a team of bomb disposal squad went inside the reserved coach and brought the two boxes for examination.

During the examination, the security personnel found paint inside the two boxes. Following the confirmation, the train left the station after 32 minutes.

 

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