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Atleast 21 people injured after a blast in Taiwan train

Taipei: In an explosion inside a train carriage in Taipei, at least 21 people were injured near Songshan Railway Station on Thursday night. A local TV news Channel reported that just before 10 p.m.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: July 07, 2016 23:01 IST
People injured after a blast in Taiwan train
People injured after a blast in Taiwan train

Taipei: At least 21 people were injured in an explosion inside a train carriage here on Thursday night, RT.com reported.

A local TV news Channel reported that just before 10 p.m. local time there was a loud bang in the sixth carriage of a crowded commuter train, which then quickly became engulfed in flames. The Straits Times and several other local media said there were three explosions.

A local newspaper cited eyewitnesses as saying that they saw a man in his 40s walk inside the carriage, put down a 15-20 cm tube-like object and quickly exit the train.

National Police Agency Director General Chen Kuo-en has confirmed that the explosion was likely caused by a "firecracker-like device".

The report says the self-ruled island's premier, Lin Chuan, ordered government agencies to form a team to investigate the blast.

The report cites unidentified witnesses as saying they heard a loud explosion before the train carriage burst into flames.

However, police refused to call the incident a terrorist attack.

(With inputs from agencies)

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