Nine people were killed on Saturday after a train coach in southern India caught fire when a passenger tried to make tea, officials said.
The coach, which had been detached from a train, was at the Madurai railway yard in the southern state of Tamil Nadu when the fire broke out.
"It was a single, stationary coach booked by a private tourist operator. Somebody tried to make tea and it caused the fire," Madurai district spokesman Sali Thalapathi told reporters.
"Nine people have died, three of them are women. Nine others are injured, but their injuries are not life-threatening."
None of the dead had been identified so far, he added.
Video footage showed huge flames leaping out of the windows of the carriage. Local media reports said passengers had smuggled a gas cylinder aboard which exploded when they tried to use it. (QNA)
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