Report states that a train fire mishap in Tamil Nadu resulted in 9 deaths and 20 injuries.

In the early hours of Saturday, a tragic incident unfolded near Madurai railway station on Bodi Lane, where a tourist train was stationed. According to a report from the news agency PTI, a fire erupted on the train resulting in the devastating loss of nine lives and leaving more than 20 individuals injured.

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The authorities swiftly responded to the situation, with the bodies of the victims being transferred to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. Concurrently, an ongoing rescue operation was in progress to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected by the tragedy.

As investigations into the incident unfolded, it was determined that the fire had ignited when a passenger on the train attempted to prepare coffee using a gas stove. This action inadvertently led to a catastrophic outcome as the gas cylinder associated with the stove exploded, triggering the blaze that engulfed the train coach.

Madurai District Collector MS Sangeetha provided insight into the circumstances surrounding the incident. She conveyed, “Around 5:30 am today, there was a fire in a coach halted here at Madurai railway station. There were pilgrims traveling from Uttar Pradesh in it. When they lit the gas stove to make coffee, the gas cylinder blasted. As of now, we have retrieved nine bodies,” as reported by PTI.

The incident serves as a grim reminder of the potential dangers that can arise from seemingly routine actions, underscoring the importance of safety protocols and vigilance in all circumstances. The immediate response from the authorities and their efforts to manage the aftermath of the tragedy reflect the dedication and determination to mitigate the impact of such unfortunate events.

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