Andhra Pradesh News: The Railway Committee started its investigation yesterday on 31 July 2012 in the region where the ghastly fire accident took place in Tamil Nadu Express. The public hearing by the committee will be conducted today. The committee started its work early in the morning after the Commissioner of Railway Safety, DK Singh, went to the accident spot with his team.
Mr. Singh personally examined the S-11 coach which was burnt before his team started their full fledged work. He also noted the statements the eye witnesses, injured passengers and the local railway station officials as a part of his investigation.
The passengers undergoing treatment in Jaya Bharathi Hospital stated that they saw fire emerging from the centre of the bogie and not from the end of it. Till now it was circulated in the news that the bogie caught fire from the corner; based on the statements given by the locals. But the fresh statements made by the injured now gave a new direction to the investigation. They also heard loud noises before and during the fire.
The CRS will carry on his investigation for 2 more days starting from yesterday. Some other passengers stated that a thick smoke blinded them; suggesting that deadly chemicals might have been the cause of the fire. The commissioner will prepare his detailed report within 1 month.
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