Two low intensity bomb exploded at Chennai Central Station on 7.10 am. The Bangalore-Guwahati train arrived on 9th platform, after five minutes two low power bombs exploded in S4 and S5 coaches. One passenger killed and 14 persons are injured. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station, leaving a 22-year-old woman Swati Parachuri had tatkal ticket, who was a TCS employee, dead. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa issued strong condemnations of the incident. with the prime minister saying the act highlights the “desperation and cowardice” of those responsible. Security has been intensified at major railway stations across Andhra Pradesh in the wake of bomb explosions in a train at Chennai Railway station, says Government Railway Police. “Bomb experts have been called to examine, investigations on the bombs are being done,” said a top police officer. No one had taken responsibility for the blasts until 1.30pm.   Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa said, “I strongly condemn the twin bomb blasts.My appeal to the public is not to panic and wish to assure them that police and security agencies are taking adequate precautionary measures.I have ordered authorities to find the culprits as soon as possible. My heart felt condolences to family of the one who is killed.” She announced a compensation payment of Rs.1 lakh to the family of the woman who was killed, Rs.50,000 each to those who were severely injured and Rs.25,000 to those who suffered minor injuries.

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