Jharkhand: Naxals blow up Railway tracks in Giridih

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Naxals on Monday blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand’s Giridih district affecting train services on the busy Grand Chord Dhanbad division.

“Movement of trains disrupted after Naxals blew up railway tracks between Choudhary Bandh railway station and Chengro railway halt in Giridih, last night,” an official said.

About two feet of the railway track was damaged due to which various trains at different stations had to be halted, official added.

Sources say, the blast could have led to a major accident, however it was averted due to the vigilance of railway staff.

The restoration work on the route was going on.