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73 people were killed after a moving train in Pakistan caught fire because passengers were cooking with gas stoves

73 people were killed after a moving train in Pakistan caught fire because passengers were cooking with gas stoves
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73 people have died and a further were 47 injured after a train in Pakistan caught fire on Thursday.




The Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the fire started after a gas cylinder which was used by the passengers to cook breakfast caught fire, according to the BBC.




The fire broke out as the train was approaching the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, according to Sky News.




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73 people have died after a moving train in Pakistan caught fire when two stoves being used by passengers to cook food exploded, a senior Pakistani railway official, who asked not to be named, told Business Insider.
Pakistani officials first reported the fire at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
The train is known as the Tezgam train and was travelling from the city of Karachi across the country to Rawalpindi.
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