7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

3 bombs discovered on train in India

(The Associated Press circulated the following on May 21.)

CALCUTTA, India — Police discovered three bombs hidden in a train parked at Calcutta's main railroad station on Monday and safely removed them, police said.

The discovery comes days after a bomb went off in a mosque in the southern city of Hyderabad, killing 11 people.

"Our people were on a routine search of trains and found the bombs in one of the trains," said Amarkanti Sarkar, Inspector General of Railway Police.

No one claimed responsibility for planting the bombs, and police said it was too soon to name a suspect.

The train was set to travel from the Howrah railroad station in Calcutta to Tarakeswar, a small town sacred to Hindus some 50 miles west of Calcutta. Hundreds of pilgrims use the train daily.

There have been several attacks on trains in the last year, including the July bombings of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed more than 200 people, and the bombing of a train linking India and Pakistan that killed 68 people in March.

In January, an explosion ripped through two cars of a passenger train near Belacoba railroad station, about 345 miles north of Calcutta, killing four people.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

FRA issues final rule on Risk Reduction Programs, but it may get challenged
AAR reports lower rail traffic for week ending February 15, 2020
Slump persists for U.S. rail volumes
Union Pacific, BLET sue each other over new attendance policy
Questions unanswered as Norfolk Southern moves 85 jobs to Altoona after laying off 200 last year
Spill from latest Sask. oil train derailment larger than thought
More delays expected installing LIRR’s PTC system
CP Rail caught in crosshairs with new blockade near Kamloops
Injunction served to protesters blocking CN rail on Montreal’s South Shore
CP Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but won’t get job back
Self-service options available for RRB customers
RRB cautions customers against scams
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines