Five roasted alive in Mumbai-Dehradun Express fire

Thane, Jan 8: At least five passengers, including a woman, were roasted alive when a fire engulfed the speeding Mumbai-Dehradun Express near Dahanu, early Wednesday, officials said.

The fire is believed to have erupted in one bogie and quickly spread to two other bogies, catching the passengers in their sleep, around 2.30 a.m. Wednesday, a Western Railway official spokesperson said.

The fire was brought under control soon afterwards and relief and rescue operations are underway.

IANS