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News Entry# 161891
Dec 28 2013 (08:26) 23 killed as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire (
Major Accidents/Disruptions
SCR/South Central

News Entry# 161891  Blog Entry# 948176   
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Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Station Tag: Anantapur/ATP added by Pp**/36064

Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Pp**/36064

Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Station Tag: Hazur Sahib Nanded/NED added by Pp**/36064

Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Station Tag: Bangalore City Junction/SBC added by Pp**/36064

Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Station Tag: Kothacheruvu/KTCR added by Pp**/36064

Dec 28 2013 (8:26AM)
Train Tag: Bangalore City-Hazur Sahib Nanded Express/16594 added by Pp**/36064
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The driver stopped the train at around 4.20 a.m. near Kothacheruvu railway station after he observed flames coming out of the air conditioned coach.At least 23 people, including two children, were reported dead by railway authorities following a fire that engulfed an air conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express near Kothacheruvu railway station in the Anantapur district early on Saturday.Speaking to The Hindu, Dharmavaram Railway Police Inspector Sai Prasad said that the Bangalore-Nanded Express (Train No. 16594), which was scheduled to reach Anantapur station at around 4.20 a.m. was stopped by the driver near Kothacheruvu railway station after he observed flames coming out of the B1 coach.“The fire is being doused. The bodies will be brought out once the smoke subsides a little. We are expecting at least 23 casualties, although the exact figure can be given only after the rescue operation is over”, Mr. Prasad, who was overseeing the rescue...
work, said.
Railway authorities say that the train might have caught flames around 3.20 a.m. since the driver stopped the train soon after.
While the B1 three-tier air conditioned coach can usually accommodate around 64 passengers, some coaches can even accommodate 72 persons. However, the exact information regarding the capacity of the coach and the number of people who had boarded the train is yet to be known.
The toll could be substantially higher since several of the injured are lying in a critical condition in hospital with burn injuries.

14 Public Posts - Sat Dec 28, 2013

Dec 28 2013 (11:09)
Pavan~   6470 blog posts
Re# 948176-15            Tags   Past Edits
Yes bus or train none of provides safety to passengers..if bus caught fire there is some chance to escape by breaking glasses..if train caught fire no chance..

Dec 28 2013 (11:12)
SubawaranaKohilan^~   7802 blog posts
Re# 948176-16            Tags   Past Edits
Its Time to Ensure On board Passenger Safety ,
*Smoke/Fire Alarms Should be Installed
*Fire Extinguisher
*AC coach attendant should be Trained to Fire safety

Dec 28 2013 (11:14)
Arya~   3687 blog posts
Re# 948176-17            Tags   Past Edits
This is Routine job Of IR.Nothing has to be change.they r incresing fare in the name of security and safety. but they r doing ZERO.

Dec 28 2013 (11:15)
Pavan~   6470 blog posts
Re# 948176-18            Tags   Past Edits
Agree the govt has to do somethng abt this...IR is the main income source to govt..

Dec 28 2013 (15:28)
Charlton Leny~   1356 blog posts
Re# 948176-19            Tags   Past Edits
That's true and really a pathetic approach every time by IR... Certain things need to be changed at least in the future....
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