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One dead in bomb blasts at Indian train station

CHENNAI, India (AFP) - Twin bombs planted on a train killed one person and wounded 14 others in the southern Indian port of Chennai Thursday, the latest attack during ongoing national elections, officials said.



The low-intensity blasts occurred in carriages of an overnight train from Bangalore as it pulled into Chennai central station shortly after 7:00 am (0130 GMT).

A 22-year-old woman working at IT outsourcing firm TCS was killed when one of the devices which had been placed underneath her seat exploded, said Rakesh Misra, general manager of the southern region for Indian Railways.

"Civil police... are investigating what kind of bomb it was and why anyone would have placed the bomb," he told reporters at the scene.

Another 14 people were injured, Chennai police chief J.K. Tripathi told AFP, at least two of them seriously.


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