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July 30, 2012

15 killed as Tamil Nadu Express coach catches fire

     Hyderabad: At least 15 people were killed and several others got injured when a fire broke out in a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express in the early hours on Monday. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. when the Nellore station manager noticed the fire in one of the boogies of the train. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. However, it was suspected to be caused by a short circuit in the coach. The injured have been taken to the Nellore civic hospital. A relief and rescue train has already been rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed shock and anguish at the fire accident. Reddy will leave for Nellore to take stock of the situation. The helpline numbers are: Secunderabad: 040-27786723, 27700868; Vijayawada : 0866-2345863, 2345864 and Nellore : 0861-2331477, 2576924; New Delhi : 011-23342954, 23341072, 23341074; Hazrat Nizamuddin: 011-24359748.
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