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Entry# 1637357-0

KTCR/Kotha Cheruvu (1 PFs)
కొత్త చెరువు     कोत्त चेरुवु

Track: Single Electric-Line

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Railway Station Road, Kothacheruvu, Ananthapur Dist., Pin- 515133
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 444 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Dec 29 2013 (08:44) Train blaze in Andhra kills 26 in their sleep (mobiletoi.timesofindia.com)
Major Accidents/Disruptions
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 162013  Blog Entry# 949565   
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Dec 29 2013 (8:46AM)
Station Tag: Kothacheruvu/KTCR added by ☀Prakash☀**/375223

Dec 29 2013 (8:46AM)
Train Tag: Bangalore City-Hazur Sahib Nanded Express/16594 added by ☀Prakash☀**/375223
AC Coach Gutted,Short-Circuit May
Be Behind Tragedy
Chethan Kumar TNN
Kothacheruvu (Anantapur
district): At least 26 passengers
were
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charred to death and 15
injured when a fire ripped
through an AC coach of the
Bangalore-Nanded Express early
on Saturday in the district,about
158km from Bangalore.The
fire,suspected to have started
with a short circuit,gutted an
AC-3-tier coach.
The fire could have spread to the
other bogies had the driver not
separated B1 coach from others
after stopping the train near
Kothacheruvu station.This helped
38 people escape the burning
compartment,though some
suffered injuries.
The train had left Bangalore
around 10.45pm on Friday and
the fire was noticed in B-1 coach
around 3.15am when it was
crossing Puttaparthi.Passengers
pulled the chain frantically.
The train did not stop
immediately.The driver stopped
the train a few metres before
Kothacheruvu after he noticed
the chain being pulled
repeatedly, said Sharanabasava,a
passenger who lost his wife and
another family member.
By 3.30am,smoke had engulfed
the entire B1 compartment,killing
26 passengers,including 12
women and two children.Many
died of suffocation as
unbreakable window panes
turned the burning bogie into a
death chamber.Only nine bodies
had been identified till late in the
evening.Fire extinguishers or
other safety mechanisms could
not be accessed,sources
said.Rescue workers pulled out
the charred bodies after the fire
was doused by 5am.At
6.45am,the train resumed its
journey without the B1 coach.
In the afternoon,some
traumatized survivors,who didnt
want to continue their
journey,were sent back to
Bangalore,Belgaum and
elsewhere by bus.The charred
bodies were sent to Victoria
Hospital,Bangalore,for DNA
tests.Railway minister Mallikarjun
Kharge,who rushed to the
spot,said the railway safety
commissioner would probe the
cause of fire.

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Dec 29 2013 (17:39)
Sirajudeen   42 blog posts
Re# 949565-1            Tags   Past Edits
I dont understand why most of the train mishaps are happening in AP...Are they Accidents or reported as accidents....
Dec 28 2013 (08:26) 23 killed as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire (www.thehindu.com)
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SCR/South Central
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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
Posted by: Pp 5984 news posts
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...
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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.

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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..

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Dec 28 2013 (11:12)
sGs
SubawaranaKohilan^~   7796 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

13292 views
Dec 28 2013 (11:14)
aryarishav43
Arya~   3680 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.

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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..

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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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