Train Fire in Madurai: A fire broke out in a tourist coach of a train going from Lucknow to Rameswaram in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning, killing 10 people and injuring 20 others.
Train Fire in Madurai
(Ulka News) The fire broke out around 5:15 am when the train was halted at Madurai Yard Junction. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but it is suspected that a gas cylinder exploded in the coach.
The victims were all pilgrims who were on their way to Rameshwaram as part of the Char Dham Yatra. They were from different parts of Uttar Pradesh.
The injured have been admitted to private hospitals in Madurai. The condition of some of the injured is said to be critical.
Top officials from the railways and the state government have rushed to the spot. An investigation into the incident has been launched.
The following are the contact numbers of the Control Room Rahat Helpline in Uttar Pradesh
- 1070 (toll free)
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for the families of the deceased and Rs. 1 lakh for the injured.
The incident has caused shock and grief among the people of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The government has assured that all possible help will be provided to the victims and their families.
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