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16 passengers fall ill after fire onboard Kolkata Metro

16 passengers fall ill after fire onboard Kolkata Metro
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KOLKATA: Over a dozen passengers of Kolkata Metro fell ill and had to be evacuated as smoke engulfed the coach they were travelling in following a fire on the train.

The fire was reported from the first coach of a metro train between Rabindra Sadan and Maidan stations in the heart of the city, not very far from each other.

Among those who fell ill are many senior citizens.

"16 are injured, 15 have minor injuries. One person has fractured his leg," a Metro official said.

The fire was doused by the metro staff using water from fire hydrants. West Bengal Fire Service and Kolkata Police Disaster Management group are attending, the Kolkata Metro tweeted.

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