Madurai train coach blaze to be probed by Southern Railway safety commissionertext_fields
Chennai: A statutory investigation into the Madurai railway carriage fire, which resulted in nine people being burned to death, will be conducted by the Southern Railway Safety Commissioner on Sunday.
The investigation will be conducted at the Divisional Railway Manager's compound in Madurai by AM Chowdhary, the Southern Circle's Commissioner of Railway Safety.
Railways in a statement said that any member of the public who has knowledge about the incident and matter connected with it can write to the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Railway, 2nd Floor, Rail Sanrakasha Bhavan, Bengaluru, 5600023.
There were reports that a gas cylinder that was illegally carried into the tourist coach had burst while the passengers were trying to cook food in the coach leading to the blaze and subsequent deaths.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services have also constituted a ten-member committee to probe into the train blaze.
With inputs from IANS