Two major train accidents occurred within 12 hours in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district on Wednesday and Thursday, injuring over 25 people. The second major train accident happened in Etawah. A fire suddenly broke out in coach S-6 near the pantry car of the Delhi-Saharsa Vaishali Express train number 12554 going from Delhi to Saharsa. In this incident, 19 passengers were injured. This is the second incident within 12 hours in Etawah. The cause behind this incident is not yet clear. Railway officials are investigating the matter.

According to the information received, 11 affected passengers have been sent to Saifai Medical College. At the same time, eight passengers have been admitted to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Joint Hospital headquarters. How the fire broke out in coach S-6 of the train is not yet known. This incident happened when the train had reached Etawah railway station in the Friends Colony area near the Mainpuri Outer Gate.

List of injured and affected passengers:

  • Munnaram son of Motilal, age 20 years, resident of Chhapra, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Deepak, age 18 years, resident of Chhapra, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Mohit Kumar, age 20 years, resident of Chhapra, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Govind Kumar son of Rama Ray, age 25 years, resident of Barkatiyarpur, Saharsa, Bihar;
  • Rahul Kumar son of Dannaram, age 28 years, resident of Mundra, Alwar, Rajasthan;
  • Gulshan Kumar son of Brijendra Das, age 27 years, resident of Saur Bazar, Saharsa, Bihar;
  • Sandeep son of Dr. Dhupnath, age 22 years, resident of Kachnar, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Manoj Kumar Thakur son of Chandra Kumar Thakur, age 23 years, resident of Ajaykapra, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Dushyant Kumar son of Gajendra, age 20 years, resident of Ajaykapra, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Dhanpati daughter of Achhe Lal, age 22 years, resident of Kitma, Gopalganj, Bihar;
  • Achhe Lal son of Ratan Lal Mahto, resident of Kitma, Gopalganj, Bihar;
  • Asharuddin son of Kamaluddin, age 35 years, resident of Githa, Madhepura, Bihar;
  • Sarita Devi wife of Jagannath Ram, age 36 years, resident of Agaurighat, Samastipur, Bihar;
  • Chhotu Kumar son of Chaudhary Mehtabh age 27 years resident of Madhubani Bihar;
  • Vivek son of Gautam Giri, age 24 years, resident of Baharia, Siwan, Bihar;
  • Sachchidanand Prasad, age 23 years, resident of Siwan, Bihar;
  • Shweta Kumari daughter of Bhola Thakur, age 22 years, resident of Bariyarpur, Muzaffarpur, Bihar;
  • Lakshmi daughter of Ashok, age 30 years, resident of Gonda, Uttar Pradesh;
  • Ashok, age 35 years, resident of Gonda, Uttar Pradesh.

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It is worth noting that before this on Wednesday evening, a fire broke out in three coaches of the train going from Delhi to Darbhanga. These included one sleeper coach and two general coaches. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this incident. After extinguishing the fire, the three burnt coaches were detached from the train, then the train was dispatched after seating other passengers in the remaining coaches.

There were about 500 passengers in the three coaches of the train bound for Darbhanga

The Darbhanga-bound train was crammed with passengers. When the news of the fire spreading in its three coaches broke out, people started jumping. Women, children, elderly traveling in the train had also run out. Some people had suffered minor injuries. Train guard Babloo Singh had told that there were about 500 passengers in these three coaches. No information was available on what caused the fire.


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Passenger said – Fire Broke Out Due to Short Circuit

Regarding the incident of the Darbhanga-bound train, the railway staff had said that the cause of the fire is being investigated. At the same time, a passenger had said that many people were sitting in the train, while many people were coming and going. Someone had plugged a charger into a charging point. Some sort of short circuit happened there itself. A slight spark arose, after which there was chaos.


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