Fire in Yarl Devi train bound for Thaandiku’lam
[TamilNet, Sunday, 05 July 2009, 09:50 GMT]
A fire broke out onboard Yarl Devi inter-city train bound to
Thaandiku'lam in Vavuniyaa district Sunday morning around 10.30 a.m on its way from Anuradhapura to Saliyapura. The blaze damaged at least two compartments of the train including the canteen, sources in Vavuniyaa said.
The fire was brought under control and did not cause any harm to the passengers.
However, a media report said the fate of employees and others in the canteen wagon was not known immediately.
The cause for the fire was the explosion of a gas cylinder kept in the canteen section, railway department sources said.