Two killed, nine injured in Madurai railway station blast

Madurai, Oct. 7 : Two people were killed and nine were injured in a blast at Cholavandan Railway Stationabout 30 kilometers from Madurai on Tuesday evening, .

The blast occurred a little after 6 p. m. on platform number two when a parcel containing fireworks exploded soon after it was offloaded from the Mayiladuthurai-Tirunelveli passenger train.

The roof of the railway station collapsed due to the impact of the explosion.

Police said that while one of the victims used was a vendor at the platform selling betel-nuts and fruits, the identity of the other could not be ascertained.

The injured persons included four railway staff. Six of the injured persons were admitted to the government Rajaji Hospital and three to a private hospital.(ANI)