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Fighting the blaze
Photo: Liran Cohen
Train catches fire on the tracks, massive delays ensue
A train travelling from Haifa to Be'er Sheva caught fire near Hadera; the train was evacuated and firefighters worked to control the blaze; no injuries were reported, but there are tremendous delays on trains.

Three firefighting forces worked on Thursday evening to extinguish a flame on an Israel Railways train wagon near Hadera.

 

 

Controlling the blaze

Controlling the blaze

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The passengers were all evacuated from the Haifa–Be'er Sheva train, which stopped nearby an industrial area in Hadera. There were no injuries.

 

The train on fire (Photo: Liran Cohen)
The train on fire (Photo: Liran Cohen)

 

Israel Railways reported that a replacement train was sent to collect the passengers who were evacuated to bring them to Binyamina.

 

(Photo: Hadera Firefighting and Rescue Commission spokesman)
(Photo: Hadera Firefighting and Rescue Commission spokesman)

 

Because of the incident, trains throughout the country are experiencing significant delays.

 

Delays in Tel Aviv train station due to the fire (Photo: Gilad Carmeli)
Delays in Tel Aviv train station due to the fire (Photo: Gilad Carmeli)

 

It appears that the source of the conflagration was in the lower part of the train, near to the brakes. According to Israel Railways, a fire can be caused by a stuck brake, inter alia.

 


פרסום ראשון: 08.25.16, 19:03
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