Train fire claims 7 lives in E. India.
were charred to death when two coaches of a train caught fire early on Tuesday
in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, reported the New Delhi Television
The incident occurred in Jharkhand's Giridih district in the
Howrah-Dehradun Express train. Fire broke out as a result of a blast in one of
the air-conditioner gas cylinders of an AC coach of the train. The fire soon
spread to other coaches of the train.
The TV report quoted a local police official as saying: "Seven people,
including two children, died in the fire. Only four bodies have been
identified so far. The fire has been extinguished."
Two coaches of the ill-fated train were badly burnt, even as the TV report
showed high rising flames coming out of the burning train.
In the aftermath of the fire incident, train services have been partially
affected and some of the train routes have been diverted from the affected
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|Date:||Nov 22, 2011|
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