Yet Another Bulgarian Train Catches Fire

Society | March 29, 2009, Sunday // 19:03|  views

A number of train fires have been reported in Bulgaria in the recent months. In this photo a locomotive which caught fire in August 2008 at the Varna train station. Photo by BGNES

No persons are reported dead or injured as the locomotive of the Pleven-Varna train caught fire Sunday afternoon.

It is still unclear how the locomotive fire started but the train staff immediately set the fire system, and called the local fire department.

The incident took place close to the village of Svetlen, Targovishte District. The some 40 passengers were asked to move to the back cars of the train. The train stayed at the Svetlen station for two hours until the fire was put out, and the locomotive was replaced with another one.

Eventually, the train from the northern city of Pleven made it to the Black Sea port of Varna with more than a two-hour delay.

After in February 2008, nine Bulgarians were burned alive in a train fire caused by the old equipment, a number of incidents with train fires have been reported.


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