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Jacob: People were hanging from the train

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CNN-IBN's Jency Jacob

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MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- Seven explosions hit packed commuter trains during rush hour Tuesday evening in Mumbai, India, killing scores of people.

Jency Jacob, a correspondent for CNN-IBN, CNN's sister network, was on one of the trains and described what happened Tuesday.

JACOB: I was going home -- a bit earlier than my normal time -- and I boarded a train toward Borivili, and when it came between Santacruz and [another station], there was a loud noise and a kind of explosion, and the train suddenly came to a stop.

And after that we suddenly realized that there was an explosion on the train and people started running helter-skelter and started jumping from the train.

When I jumped from the train, I saw that the first-class compartment was totally ripped apart and people were hanging from the train. There are some people who were thrown out from the train and they were lying on the track, bleeding completely.

Thanks to the people around there, they came immediately, they did not wait for the police to come. They came, they removed the people from the train, and they took them to a nearby hospital.

ANCHOR: You were right there, on that train. The compartment that was targeted was obviously crowded, people cheek by jowl there, predominantly men in that compartment.

JACOB: Yes, that's a fact. We are seeing that also in the other blast sites.

Let me talk about the place where I was. It was the first-class men's compartment ... the place where the explosive was kept.

Let me tell you that when I moved toward the back I could see some explosives, some pipes that were falling down. The police were investigating that.

It seems to be that the explosive was packed off in pipes and kept in the first-class men's compartment.

I spoke to the police there who were investigating it. We don't have confirmed reports, [but] they are saying that it could be IBX [explosive], which was kept in the compartment.

Looking at the explosion that has taken place and the seats were ripped apart and thrown out from the train, looking at it, it seems that it could be IBX.

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