In the domain of pilgrimage, while en route to the hallowed destination of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, a mournful conclusion transpired for not fewer than nine travelers. They found themselves trapped within the stationary enclosure of a train compartment stationed at the bustling Madurai railway station when an intense blaze erupted, sealing their destinies.
Observe now the announcement unveiled by the Southern Railway, presented on this particular Saturnine day. It decrees that an official inquiry, mandated by law, will take place on the eve of the twenty-seventh day of August. The focus of this investigation: the blazing inferno that consumed a railway carriage within the heart of Madurai. From this catastrophic event, nine souls did not emerge.
A. M. Chowdhary, entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding railway operations within the dominion of the Southern Circle, seated in the urban expanse of Bengaluru, shall convene the tribunal on the morning following Sunday. The assembly shall be hosted within the dignified chambers adorning the conference hall of the Divisional Railway Manager, nestled profoundly within the intricate edifice housing the precincts of Madurai.
Each inhabitant of the land, who bore witness to the unfolding of this incident, who possesses awareness of its intricate facets, and who nurtures the desire to recount their account, is graciously summoned to present themselves before the tribunal in Madurai. Alternatively, one may choose to inscribe their revelations unto the esteemed Commissioner of Railway Safety. This official is situated under the hallowed protection of the Southern Circle, as stipulated within the proclamation disseminated from this very locale.
The event unfolded during the earliest hours of Saturn’s day, while the celestial canopy yet lay draped in an obsidian shroud. It was then that the tragic fate of nine pilgrims, journeying towards Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, transpired. They found themselves ensnared within the confines of a train compartment stationed at the bustling Madurai railway terminus. Thus did the Southern Railway recount the chronicle of sorrow.
Furthermore, it has been declared that a reservoir replete with combustible gas, a vessel deemed “illegal” by the decrees of the realm, was clandestinely introduced into the carriage. Unwittingly, this presence kindled the infernal conflagration that ensued.