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Six CRPF jawans injured in minor blast at Raipur railway station in Chhattisgarh

The jawans of 211 battalion of CRPF were going to Jammu by a special train when the grenade, which was kept in the dummy cartridge box blasted.
 

Six CRPF jawans injured in minor blast at Raipur railway station in Chhattisgarh-dnm
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Raipur, First Published Oct 16, 2021, 12:35 PM IST
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At least six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured on Saturday morning in a blast reported at Raipur railway station early morning.

The blast is said to have taken place around 6.30 am when the CRPF personnel were shifting a detonator in Chhattisgarh's Raipur railway station.

According to initial reports, the blast happened when a box, which had an igniter set, fell on the floor of the train that was about to depart.

The jawans of 211 battalion of CRPF were going to Jammu by a special train when the grenade, which was kept in the dummy cartridge box blasted.

A senior officer said, reported news agency ANI, “Head Constable Vikas Chauhan has suffered serious injuries as he was holding the box when it accidentally fell on the floor. The other three personnel sustained minor injuries and were discharged from the hospital after first aid. They have boarded the train."

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The injured personnel were rushed to a local hospital for treatment, he said.

“Senior officers of CRPF and local police have reached the railway station. A probe has been launched into the incident,” the official said.

As many as 29 detonators exploded, due to which three personnel sustained injuries and have been evaluated at the hospital. Two of them have been released after first aid.

People on the platform rushed towards the sound of the blast and found six jawans injured. The spot was cordoned off and movement on the platform came to a standstill until the rescue of jawans was done.

Among the severely injured is head constable Chouhan Vikash Laxman, who has been admitted to a private hospital here. Other wounded are constable Sushil, Ramesh Lal, Dinesh Kumar Paikra and Ravindra Kar. Chouhan has suffered fractures on the head, legs, and other parts of the body.

The personnel with minor bruises boarded the train after primary treatment and left for their destination.

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