November 22nd, 2011
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Doon Express fire, 7 dead

Jharkhand: Two coaches of the Doon Express today caught fire in the wee hours today near Giridih district in Jharkhand. Seven people have reportedly been killed in the incident.  The fire broke out in the AC 3-tier coaches, B1 and B2, when the train was passing through Nimiaghat station in the district, Divisional Railway Manager (Dhanbad Division) Sudhir Kumar said. It was on its way from Howrah to Dehradun.

Top officials of the Dhanbad division of the Railways have rushed to the spot. A relief train and ambulance have also been sent to the spot, he said. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and an inquiry has been ordered by the Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS), the spokesman said.

 Train traffic, meanwhile, has been disrupted with around eight trains being affected on the Gaya-Gomo-Dhanbad route


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