Inflamable substance caused fire in train: report

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Hyderabad, Aug 21 (UNI) The Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central circle here R P Agrawal in his prelimary report stated that a highly inflamable substance was the cause of the fire in Secunderabad-Kakinada Guatami express on August 1, in which 31 people were killed and nine others injured.

Mr Agrawal, who conducted a statutory inquiry into the incident of fire in five coaches of the train stated that the inflamable substance could have been in a liquid or solid form in S-10 coach and kept there by some unidentified person or persons.

The fire appeared to have originated from the floor at 0115 hours on August 1 between Kesamudram-Tadlapusapalli stations, the report said.


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