Three injured in Berlin subway fire

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10 August 2004, BERLIN - A subway fire in the German capital Tuesday left three people injured but a quick thinking train driver averted disaster by leading 30 passengers out of a blazing carriage to an emergency exit, officials said. About 300 firefighters put out the blaze which left one carriage gutted and smoke pouring out of entrances to the Anhalter S-Bahnhof station in the central Kreuzberg district near Potsdamer Platz. Three passengers were being treated for minor smoke inhalation at area hospital

10 August 2004

BERLIN - A subway fire in the German capital Tuesday left three people injured but a quick thinking train driver averted disaster by leading 30 passengers out of a blazing carriage to an emergency exit, officials said.

About 300 firefighters put out the blaze which left one carriage gutted and smoke pouring out of entrances to the Anhalter S-Bahnhof station in the central Kreuzberg district near Potsdamer Platz.

Three passengers were being treated for minor smoke inhalation at area hospitals, said officials. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The blaze forced the closure of several rail lines in Berlin and led to major delays for commuters.

DPA

Subject: German news

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