Nellore, Jul 30: Jul 30: 25 people have been reported dead when the Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express caught fire. Initial reports suggest that a short circuit in one of the coaches might have caused the fire. Relief and rescue operations are under way. The incident is understood to have happened at around 4:20am.
As per reports the fire was first noticed by the deputy station master when the train was passing by the Nellore station in Hyderabad at around 4:28am. The station master immediately raised an alarm over the fire in the S-11 sleeper coach and brought the train to a halt.