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Hunt for cause of fire that gutted Berlin train
The burning train near Wuhletal station. Photo: DPA

Hunt for cause of fire that gutted Berlin train

The Local · 7 Jan 2016, 09:43

Published: 07 Jan 2016 09:43 GMT+01:00

The fire started on the three carriage train just outside Wuhletal S-Bahn station. Eighty firefighters called to the scene were not able to quell the flames, Tagesspiegel reports.

No one was hurt in the fire, although a full trainload of 180 passengers had to be evacuated.

It is “highly likely” that the fire was caused by a short-circuit in the switch box.

It wasn’t until midnight that firefighters were able to completely dampen the flames.

And by midday the train was still standing on the tracks.

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The removal of the train is expected to prove tricky due to the cold winter weather Berlin is currently experiencing.

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