Monday, May 17, 2010

Toll in the Maoist attack could be pretty heavy: MHA

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) The Home Ministry today said the toll in the Maoists attack on a bus in Chhattisgarh could be "pretty heavy" as the vehicle had the capacity to carry 65 to 70 passengers, who were both policemen and civilians.

"We have very sketchy details about the incident. We know that a bus has been blasted and the casualty can be pretty heavy," Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry Utthan Kumar Bansal said.

Asked whether most of the passengers in the bus were civilians, he said "I would guess so".

Bansal said the capacity of such a bus is normally 65 to 70 passengers but he has no information about the exact number of casualties as of now.

"I don't have information about the injured," he said.

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