TAMIL NADU EXPRESS

  • Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Report September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, said official sources on Thursday. "The fire was caused due to accidental igniting of crackers being carried in the S11 coach of the train,"...
  • Rail Ministry feels the heat over TN Express fire August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Dont play with fire. This was the clear message to the Railway Ministry from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways in the aftermath of the recent fire accident in Tamil Nadu Express that claimed 34 lives. Pointing out that passenger safety should be given utmost priority, the panel...
  • TN Exp fire: Cracker chemicals found in samples August 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory experts have found traces of chemicals used in firecrackers from the samples collected from the illfated Tamil Nadu Express which caught fire on Monday last, killing 34 passengers till date. The experts are, however, are not forthcoming whether crackers caused the fire in...
  • TN Express blaze: 3 more bodies identified August 3, 2012

    Nellore: After an agonising wait for four days, the families of three persons, who perished in the fire on the Tamil Nadu Express, received the mortal remains of their loved ones at last on Thursday when the DNA tests confirmed the identification of the deceased. Since the tragic mishap occurred...
  • TN Express: Cause of fire still a mystery August 2, 2012

    Nellore: Mystery continues to shroud the cause of fire in the illfated Tamil Nadu express that claimed 32 lives on Monday even as the investigators doubled their efforts to come to a conclusion on what could have started the fire in the S11 bogie. Though the AP Forensic Science Laboratories...
  • 9 victims of TN Express fire critical August 2, 2012

    Nellore: The health condition of nine passengers, who suffered severe burns and lung injury due to smoke inhalation in the fire accident in Tamil Nadu Express on Monday, continued to remain critical, with the condition of two deteriorating fast. Officials are making arrangements for shifting all the victims to Chennai...
  • TN: Day after tragedy, minister gets luxury treatment August 1, 2012

    Chennai: If you had stayed at the Central Railway Station until the early hours of Tuesday, you might have thought that the country was still ruled by monarchs. The royal treatment that Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy received after he arrived from Nellore in a special luxury train here gave...
  • Are Railways becoming death traps? July 31, 2012

    32 passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. On Face the Nation, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts Are Railways becoming death traps? Here is the full transcript of the show: Sagarika Ghose: Hi there,...
  • FTN: Are Railways becoming death traps? July 30, 2012

    32 passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 30, 2012

    Gagan Narang shoots bronze at the London Olympics. Tamil Nadu Express catches fire killing at least 32 people. ...
  • TN Exp fire: Survivors recall the horrific incident July 30, 2012

    Nellore: Thirty two passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at around 4 am on Monday at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. The cause of the fire in S11 coach is not known yet, but Railway Minister Mukul Roy has hinted at sabotage. As...
  • TN Exp fire: Railway Minister Mukul Roy hints at sabotage July 30, 2012

    The cause of the fire in S11 coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu express, in which 32 passengers were killed, is not known yet. ...
  • Fire alarm system yet to be installed in trains July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The fire in Tamil Nadu Express was the fourth such incident since last year but there are no effective measures including installation of fire and smoke detection alarms in trains. The fire claimed 32 lives including six women and three children. Though the Railways launched a pilot project installing fire...
  • TN Exp fire: 32 bodies recovered, probe ordered July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire engulfed one of the coaches of the Chennaibound Tamil Nadu Express in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Thirtytwo people died in the incident and 25 people were said to be injured. The 32 bodies have been recovered. Out of those, 19 are said to be...
  • TN train reaches Chennai, passengers recount horror July 30, 2012

    Hyderabad/Chennai: The illfated New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early on Monday morning. The distraught passengers of the train were in a hurry to reach their homes and were reluctant to speak to the media persons. A passenger...
  • Railways in a mess, buck stops with PM: Dinesh Trivedi July 30, 2012

    A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning, killing 32 and injuring 25. ...
  • TN Express fire: 'Report on safety of trains soon' July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday said that an inquiry had been ordered into the Tamil Nadu Express fire incident in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, and that a comprehensive note was being prepared on the safety and security of trains, which would be submitted to the PM in the...
  • TN Express fire: 32 feared dead, probe ordered July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire engulfed one of the coaches of the Chennaibound Tamil Nadu Express in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Thirty two people were said to have died in the incident and 25 people were said to be injured. The death toll is likely to rise further. The Chairman of...
  • TN Express mishap: Mukul Roy orders inquiry July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday ordered an inquiry into the Tamil Nadu Express fire mishap and announced an exgratia payment of Rs five lakh each for the next of the kin of those killed in the incident that left nearly 30 people dead. He also announced a payment...
  • Tamil Nadu Express fire: List of the injured July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. While 30 people are feared dead in the incident, 25 are said to be injured out of whom 12 have suffered burn injuries. The death toll is...
  • Tamil Nadu Express fire: 'Victims yet to be identified' July 30, 2012

    Additional DG Railways VSK Komdi has said that efforts are on to identify those who died in the fire in the S11 coach of the Chennaibound Tamil Nadu Express in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • TN Express fire: 30 feared dead, 25 injured July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. While 30 people are feared dead in the incident, 25 are said to be injured out of whom 12 have suffered burn injuries. The death...
  • Fire aboard TN Express, 5 dead, toll likely to rise July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Five people are said to have died in the incident and the toll is expected to rise. The incident occurred at around 4:30 am when the...