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South Croydon train fire: 100 evacuated from Southern train

About 100 passenger fled a fire that broke out on a train at South Croydon station.

In a statement, Southern Trains said the London Victoria to Gatwick Airport service had reports of smoke underneath one of the carriages at 09:20 GMT.

Two lines were blocked, leaving services on First Capital Connect, Gatwick Express and Southern delayed by up to 15 minutes.

The cause of the fire is said to be an electrical contact problem.

There have been no reports of injuries.

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