16 injured in Kolkata metro fire

Monday 31st December 2018 07:38 EST

KOLKATA: At least 16 people were injured after an air-conditioned rake of metro train in Kolkata caught fire. Panic spread as passengers saw thick smoke coming out of the second compartment of a Dumdum-bound metro rake between Maidan and Rabindra Sadan metro station around 5 pm. Senior officials of Kolkata Metro, city police and personnel of West Bengal fire service and the disaster management team rushed to the spot and carried out immediate evacuation of the stranded passengers. A senior officer said, “According to our reports, 15 passengers sustained minor injuries while one person got a fracture in his leg. Everyone has been successfully evacuated from the rake.”

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