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Samjhauta Exp coaches resume journey to Atari

The unaffected coaches of an ill-fated train were allowed to resume journey to Atari from near Panipat.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 09:43 IST

The unaffected coaches of an ill-fated train in which at least 64 passengers, including Pakistanis, were killed early on Monday in a suspected terrorist attack were allowed to resume journey to Atari from near Panipat.

The unaffected coaches, numbering 8, of the Samjhauta Express between Delhi and Lahore were allowed to resume their onward journey to Atari, the last station on the Indian side, 25 km ahead of Amritsar.

A devastating fire engulfed two coaches - No 10 and 11 - of the Atari Special 4001 train just after 1 am on Monday near Panipat in Haryana. Most of the passengers were killed due to burns and suffocation inside the two coaches. Scores of other passengers were injured, 20 of them critically.

The passengers who were not injured in the fire will continue their journey to Pakistan. The train was thoroughly searched before being allowed permission to proceed.