Fire breaks out in rear engine of train travelling near Kibbutz Yakum, apparently due to electrical short.
Alert Druze Border Guard saves many lives when train doors fail to open, fires to shatter window as flames, thick smoke encircle panicked passengers.
Police: Main direction of investigation - mechanical failure
Latest Update: 12.28.10
A fire broke out Tuesday morning on a passenger train near Kibbutz Yakum, leaving at least 121 people injured. Five passengers sustained moderate injuries, while the rest suffered light wounds from cuts, bruises and smoke inhalation. MDA declared a multi-casualty incident.
Most passengers managed to leave the train themselves. Four firefighting teams and many MDA crew rushed to assist. Witnesses say the fire began in the rear carriages at about 9:20 am, during the journey from Nahariya to Tel Aviv.
"Suddenly we heard a loud explosi
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