Tamil Nadu: In a tragic incident, 10 tourists were killed when a train caught fire in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in India.
According to Indian media, at least eight tourists from Uttar Pradesh were burnt to death when a cylinder exploded inside the coach of a private train at the Madurai railway yard today (Saturday) morning.
Railway officials said a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder that was illegally “smuggled” in the coach caused the fire.
The fire that broke out at 5:00am was brought under control two hours later at 7:00am.
Officials stated the death toll is 10. Railway and regional authorities are at the spot and are monitoring the rescue operation.
Indian Railways has announced to give INR1 million each to the next of kin of the deceased.