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Another train catches fire in Punjab

May 28, 2003 20:24 IST

Around 400 passengers of a local train had a miraculous escape on Wednesday when the engine and three of its six bogies caught fire near Ferozepur in Punjab.

The incident occurred barely 13 days after a similar blaze in Frontier Mail killed 38 people.

The fire broke out in the engine of the Diesel Multiple Unit train soon after it left Jalalabad railway station, after a brief halt on the way to Fazilka, railway and administrative officials said.

The driver stopped the train on noticing the fire and all passengers managed to jump out before the engine and three adjoining bogies were gutted, they said.

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