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Gowtami Express Fire Incident : 15 Killed

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    15 killed in Andhra Pradesh train inferno http://www.ibnlive.com/news/15-killed-in-andhra-pradesh-train- inferno/70107-3.html Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 08:21 New
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      15 killed in Andhra Pradesh train inferno

      http://www.ibnlive.com/news/15-killed-in-andhra-pradesh-train-
      inferno/70107-3.html

      Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 08:21

      New Delhi: Three passengers, including two women, were killed when a
      fire broke out in a train in Waranagal district of Andhra Pradesh
      early this morning.

      The incident occurred at 0105 hrs (IST) when Gautami Express was
      crossing a forest area between Tallapusalapalli and Mehboobabad
      stations in the Waranagal district, about 250 kms from state capital
      Hyderabad.

      The fire broke out in S-9, one of the sleeper coaches, of the
      Secunderabad-Kakinada Gouthami express and soon spread to four other
      coaches, railway officials and police said.

      The cause of the fire is not clear yet. "The fire broke in one of
      the sleeper coaches of the Secunderabad-Kakinada Gautami express
      near Mehboobabad early this morning and soon spread to other
      coaches," South Central Railway spokesman P Krishnaiah was quoted as
      saying by news agencies.

      SP, Warangal, V C Sajjanar said investigation is on and all the
      injured people been shifted to Warangal hospital.

      "We have called in forensic experts to determine the cause of fire.
      The major cause of death appears to be asphyxiation,:" Sajjanar told
      CNN-IBN.

      "The rescue teams from Secunderabad, Kazipet and Vijaywada were
      immediately rushed to the spot and burning coaches were detached
      from the train," Krishnaiah said.

      Andhra Pradesh minister G Surya Rao, who was also travelling in the
      ill-fated train was safe, officials said.

      Following the accident, several trains on Hyderabad-Vijaywada
      section were cancelled while some others diverted.

      Gautami Express runs between Kakinara and Sikandrabad. The fire has
      been brought under control.
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      13 killed as train catches fire in Andhra Pradesh

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      Thirteen people were charred to death early on Friday when four
      coaches of a passenger train caught fire in Andhra Pradesh's
      Mehboobabad town.

      "The death toll may rise," said a railway official, adding that the
      reason for the blaze was yet to be confirmed.

      The train was going from Secunderabad to Kakinada when the fire
      started in Mehboobabad, about 250 km from Hyderabad.
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      Gautami express catches fire in Andhra, 13 killed

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      Friday, August 01, 2008, (Hyderabad)

      Thirteen passengers were killed when a fire broke out in Gautami
      express in Waranagal district of Andhra Pradesh early on Friday
      morning.

      "The fire broke in one of the sleeper coaches of the Secunderabad-
      Kakinada Gautami express near Mehboobabad early on Friday morning,"
      railway officials said.

      Five coaches of the train caught fire. Injured have been admitted in
      a hospital at Warangal.

      The train was on its way from Secundarabad to Kakinada when the fire
      broke out in one of the coaches. But it soon spread to for other
      coaches. The cause of the fire is not known.

      The train has resumed its journey and is running five hours late.
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