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Fire breaks out in train heading from Baghdad to Basra

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Dhi Qar – On Monday the administration of Nasiriyah train station in Dhi Qar Province announced, that a fire broke out due to an electric fault in a train heading from the capital, Baghdad, to the province of Basra in southern Nasiriyah, while pointed out that the civil defense teams managed to extinguish the fire.

Nasiriyah train station manager, Abdullah Sajit, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The fire broke out, at dawn today, in one of the train vehicles while passing in al-Karmashiya District (40 km south of Nasiriyah), causing only material damage [to the train],” noting that, “The train was coming from the capital, Baghdad, and heading to Basra Province.”

Sajit added, “The train was empty when the fire broke out,” pointing out that, “The preliminary investigation attributed the cause of the fire to an electric fault.”

Noteworthy the majority of civil defense reports attribute the causes of fires in the country to electric faults.



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