Terrifying video captures the horrifying moment a train detonates in a huge fireball, killing ten people.
A coffee gas cylinder exploded at a Madurai, India, train station, engulfing the train car in flames.
Dramatic footage depicts the train being rocked by numerous explosions that start a fire as terrified passengers flee the oncoming blaze.
Around 5.30 am local time, an accident occurred that resulted in more than 20 injuries.
Firefighters had to battle the blaze for two hours before they could put it out, according to the authorities.
While the victims’ bodies are being transported to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, rescue operations are underway.
The private party coach, which had 65 passengers on board, had begun its journey from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on August 17.
Tragedy, however, struck when the coach was uncoupled from the train and parked at the Madurai railway in Tamil Nadu, in the south.
According to authorities, a passenger lit a gas burner to make coffee, which started the fire.
An official for Madurai claimed, “When they lit the gas stove to make coffee, the gas cylinder blasted.”
The bodies were removed from the coach with the assistance of police, fire, and rescue personnel, according to the authorities, who claimed that a gas cylinder brought in illegally by some passengers started the fire.
According to Southern Railway, many passengers were able to leave.
According to passenger Shivaprathap Singh Chauhan, 65, they were asleep when the fire started.
I don’t know how the fire started, he said. Despite pushing four people away from the coach, I was so exhausted that I passed out.
“I am concerned for my wife and the other passengers we had on the trip.”
With about 22 million passengers per day, India has one of the largest railroad networks in the world.
Poor maintenance and human error are to blame for the majority of collisions and fires.
One of India’s worst train accidents, which occurred in June, resulted in the deaths of over 290 people.