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Six train passengers injured

Press Trust of India  |  Vijayawada 

The incident involving the Ernakulam-Guwahati Express took place near Eluru town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The passengers of S-7 compartment pulled the chain and stopped the train after they heard loud noise coming from under their bogie and also saw thick dust arising from track. The driver noticed that V-belt of the dynamo had been cut, which was creating the sound.

He rectified the problem, they said.

After the train moved some distance, the passengers observed some sparks and six of them jumped from the compartment in panic, the officials said.

They suffered injuries and were admitted to Eluru Government Hospital. Four of them were discharged after receiving medical aid and they left for their destinations in the same train. The other two have been shifted to Vijayawada Railway Hospital, they said.

The officials clarified that no fire incident had taken place in the train.

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First Published: Tue, August 14 2012. 00:50 IST