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Nine injured in blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train

Indore: At least nine persons were injured in a blast that took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train at Jabari station near Shujalpur town of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning.

The nature of the blast is not yet known.

The explosion took place at around 9.50AM in the last compartment, adjacent to the guard coach, railway officials said.

The blast occurred in a general coach of the train between 9.30 AM and 10 AM when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal, Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant said.

The glass panes of the windows in the general coach were damaged because of the blast, which occurred when the train was about to reach Jabdi Station.

Following the blast, the train came to a halt. Smoke engulfed the general coach, causing panic among the passengers who rushed out to save themselves.

A relief train with rescue officials and doctors from Bhopal has been dispatched to the spot. The train was taken to Kalapipal station, where probe was on.

"Our team has reached the spot and the reason behind the blast can be confirmed only after investigation," said a spokesman of Ratlam Division of the Western Railways.

The injured persons have been shifted from Jabari to Kalapipal Civil Hospital, he added.