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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.

Hundreds of paren

Vizag braveheart rescues 20

In a sheer act of bravery, a man rescued at least 20 persons from the fire that engulfed S11 coach of the Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in the early hours of Monday. D. Ram Sudhakar, 45, branch man

300 huts gutted in major fire

Over 300 huts were gutted in a major fire that broke out in the hutments area in Ashok Nagar on Jawaharlal Nehru Road behind the ESI hospital on Sunday night.

“As many as 10 fire tenders were rushed

Five killed as train catches fire in Andhra Pradesh

At least five people were killed and several others injured when the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in the early hours of Monday, officials said.

Fire broke out around 5.30

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