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New Delhi: Railways have ordered an inquiry into the Gulbarga train fire incident today which claimed two lives and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the dead.
Two passengers were charred to death and about nine suffered severe burns when a general coach of Solapur-bound Falaknuma passenger train from Hyderabad caught fire during its halt at Gulbarga station.
"An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the fire in the general coach of the Solapur passenger train. The inquiry will be conducted by Commissioner Railway Safety Chetan Baxi and submit the report at the earliest," Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
Railways have also announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the dead, Rs 75,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 5,000 for those with minor injuries. "The service of fire brigade was immediately pressed to douse the fire which was noticed at around 1 PM in the coach.
Senior officials have already rushed to the spot and fire has been extinguished completely by 2.15 PM," he said.
Over 15 passengers were present in the coach of the passenger train when it arrived at Gulbarga. Many of them jumped to safety after seeing the fire.
|Ummer Saab Honnavar|
Indian railways department only hikes the train fee in the name safety,security of the passenger but sad there is no safety for fellow passenger, who cares fire incidents happened or rail mishap happen no one cares in india becoz the life of fellow indians have no value n the GOVT gives just 1lakh rs for dead, who misses the family members in these accidents, they know the value of the person but this railway department gives only 1 lakh rs.
daily in india more then crores n crores income is generating from railway service, where does it go? this amount directly goes in to pocket of Govt,ministers, rail Babus.
"May allah save every human being from such an incident aaamin"
|Posted On : Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:35:08 IST||Report Abuse|