Two AC coaches of Gwalior Express gutted in fire, one dead

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 05:50 hrs

At least two AC coaches of GT Express caught fire near Gwalior on Friday, leaving one person dead because of the trauma.

According to reports, the person died due to heart attack during the commotion. The train caught fire at Sidholi station near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

The passengers were held midway and were immediately evacuated from the train, which was bound to Chennai.

Anil, a passenger, said that an elderly couple woke the passengers and alerted them about the fire.

"An elderly couple woke us up and there was smoke inside the whole coach. They woke everybody and we also left our luggage. The incident took place at around 2:15 am and later we were also asked to be alert by the railway official," he said.

Police and fire-fighting team reached the spot and immediately launched the rescue work.

According to the police, one passenger travelling in another coach suffered heart attack and died on the spot.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Virender Jain, said that situation is under control.

"The situation is under control right now and the fire has been controlled. The passengers have been evacuated from the three coaches that caught fire and the coaches have also been detached from the train. One person in the coach suffered a heart attack and he died in the train. We have sent his body to the hospital for post-mortem,"

He added that at least six fire-tenders rushed the spot to contain the fire.

The reason for occurrence of the fire is uncertain. (ANI)

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