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Newly-weds killed, dancers get lucky

A newly-wed couple and the bride’s mother died in the fire that engulfed the Tamil Nadu Express on Monday.
K. Venkataramana, a software engineer, had boarded the train with wife Pallavi and mother-in

28 die in burning train


Twenty-eight people were charred and 25 injured when a mystery fire engulfed their S11 compartment of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore early on Monday. Many of the victims were Ch

Inferno on wheels


Won’t rule out sabotage: CM
Reacting to the fire aboard the Tamil Nadu Express, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Monday that he did not rule out sabotage. Speaking to the media at Nellor

Ill-fated S11 coach was a ‘defective’ piece of work

The charred S11 coach of Tamil Nadu Express was a disaster waiting to happen. Coach no. CN08201, manufactured in 2008, was given a sick marking or rather reported defective with electrical problems mo

Survivors recall the horror: There were screams, smoke


Eyewitnesses who escaped with their lives from the horrific train fire tragedy, can never forget those panic-stricken moments. They recall how the tubelights burst with a loud, explosive sound before

Survivors cry for kin


Though some passengers from Tamil Nadu had a miraculous escape from the burning train, they were still inconsolable or worried about ‘missing’ family/friends.

Ms N.S. Veena, 30, going to her native c

Emergency window goes unused

A majority of the train passengers who travelled in Tamil Nadu Express were unaware of the emergency window option available in coaches S9 and S10 while coach S11 was burning. The passengers screamed,

Private vans refuse to ferry kids


On Monday, Ms Jayalakshmi of Ayanavaram had to take leave from work as the school van driver refused to pick up her daughter studying in Class I in a school at Korattur, 10 km away.

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S-11 bogie of TN Express, a burning infereno on wheels

S-11 bogie of New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express turned into a burning inferno on wheels on Monday, as screaming passengers jolted from their sleep ran for the only clear exit door in dark--some

Railway minister doesn’t rule out blast in TN Express fire


Railway Minister Mukul Roy did not rule out the possibility of a blast behind the devastating fire in Tamil Nadu Express that left 32 passengers dead on Monday.

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