Hyderabad: The Burning Train, the name which is no more associated with Dharmendra's superhit film, but unfortunately with Tamil Nadu Express which had a tragic accident last month in a fire gutted bogie. In which 32 passengers were killed and 27 got injured, according to forensic experts.
A team of forensic scientists examined the whole bogie to know the reason of the blaze. They collected the burnt articles and tested them, and finally came to the decision that the reason of the flame was crackers' material which helped the fire to grow big very quickly. But how did the fire got in at first, is yet not known.
He added that the fire crackers or its powder seem to have been stored below at least six seats in the coach.
The team of Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory (APFSL) experts, who examined the gutted S-11 bogie of Tamil Nadu Express, submitted a report in this regard to the Railway authorities yesterday, the official said adding that a copy was also forwarded to Commissioner, Railway Safety (South Central circle).
The fire finally took 32 lives and got 27 seriously injured in S-11 coach of New Delhi-Chennai, Tamil Nadu Express. The fire broke out in the train when train was passing Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
A blast theory was introduced just after the fire broke out. As, a passenger named, MadanLal, had claimed that he woke up hearing the voice of a blast in the bogie. And there were two more blasts like it.
Railway Minister Mukul Roy had earlier entrusted the investigation in the mishap to D K Singh, the South Central Railway Safety Commissioner.