Dehradun Express caught with fire

January 08, 2014 08:58
Dehradun Express caught with fire

Reportedly nine people were killed in a fire that broke out in Dehradun Express in Thane district last night.  Around 2 AM in the morning, the fire broke into S3 coach and later got spread to S4, S5 and other sleeper coaches. The level crossing gateman noticed the fire and informed the driver of the train without any further delay, train was brought to Gholwad station, around 145 km from north of Mumbai on the Maharasthra-Gujarat border where fire was brought under control.

Top officials have rushed to the incident site and have started the investigation. Thanks to the level crossing gate and driver who acted very spontaneously and saved many lives.

Helpline numbers: Western Railway: 022-23011853, 022-23007388

(AW: Vamshi Tunga)

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