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Railways blames Bihar government for train accident

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Patna: The Railways on Tuesday blamed the Bihar government for the train disaster at Dhamara Ghat in Khagaria district and said that actually 28 persons died in the accident, instead of 37 put by Chi

14 victims of TN Express blaze identified; Death toll at 28

A day after a sleeper class coach of Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express was gutted in fire near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, the Government Railway Police (GRP) here has pegged the death toll at 28 and nu

SCR ignores safety lapses

Lapses in basic security in railways is becoming a cause of major concern, with SCR authorities tending to overlook them. There are scanty security personnel and scarcity of essentials like metal det

SCR failed to act on RPF warning

The Railway Protection Force had alerted South Central Railway authorities months ago about the rising crime and safety concerns on trains running on the Delhi-Chennai route, but the railway authoriti

Parents go for DNA test to identify boy

Kin of Avinash Madarap, a victim of the train fire tragedy, who was a software engineer with TCS, Chennai, opted for a DNA test as they failed to identify his body among the dead at the mortuary here

Sabotage ruled out in train tragedy

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Experts from the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory, who examined the Tamil Nadu Express where the fire broke out on Monday, have ruled out sabotage. Some passengers had said they heard a big

Survivors recall the horror: There were screams, smoke

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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

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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,

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

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