Breaking News:Bomb blast on Burmese train kills two, injures seven

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – What authorities say might have been a time bomb exploded on a train traveling from Rangoon to Mandalay on Wednesday evening, killing two people and injuring seven, according to witnesses.

The explosion occurred in an ordinary class train car as it traveled between Shwemyo and Sinthay stations in Takkon Township about 4 p.m.

A man and a woman died, and the injured were taken to Takkon Hospital, according to witnesses.

‘We heard a very loud sound. The sound of the explosion was even louder than the sound of the train. The injured are in serious condition’, a passenger told Mizzima.

The bomb may have been calibrated to explode at the Naypyitaw Station, but it failed to do that, said the passenger.

The authorities at Naypyitaw Station confirmed the bomb explosion but refused to provide any details.

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