Kolkata: Fire breaks out onboard metro train

India

27 Dec 2018

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

On Thursday, metro services in Kolkata were disrupted after smoke was detected on a track.

Reportedly, a fire broke out in the first coach of a metro train while it was between the Rabindra Sarobar and Maidan metro stations at the heart of the city.

However, the fire has been put out by staff, but not without consequences.

Here are the details.

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What we know about the incident

What we know about the incident

After the fire broke out, smoke engulfed the train.

Feeling suffocated, many passengers tried breaking windows of the train to try and escape.

Thankfully, the West Bengal Fire Service and the Kolkata Police Disaster Management group responded in time and evacuated the passengers.

11 passengers had to be hospitalized after they fell ill. Most of them are senior citizens.

Kolkata Metro's statement on the incident

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