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25 dead and 100 injured in Myanmar train blast and fire

16 November 2012

Myanmar authorities said on November 10 that casualties from a tanker train accident had reached 25 dead and almost 100 injured. The casualties were amongst a large crowd who gathered to take spilled fuel from a derailed tanker train's overturned fuel cars, which burst into flames and exploded.

The incident took place on November 9 near Kantbalu, about 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of Yangon. The train was travelling from Yangon to the Kachin state capital of Myitkyina. 

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