Sequence of events

Print edition : July 20, 2002
Godhra, February 27, 2002.

7-42 a.m.: The train arrives at Godhra station.

7-42 to 7.47 a.m.: During the five-minute halt there is a scuffle between a kar sevak and a Muslim tea vendor.

7-47 a.m.: The train starts from Godhra station, leaving some passengers on the platform.

7-48 a.m.: The train stops after the chain is pulled in four coaches.

7-48 to 8-00 a.m.: There is stone-throwing between passengers on the train and Muslim residents who hide behind the parcel office of Godhra station.

8-00 a.m.: Train starts moving again.

8-05 a.m.: Train stops for the second time near Cabin 'A' of Godhra station.

8-05 to 8-17 a.m.: A group of people come running from the parcel office towards the train and there is more stone-throwing and violence. The coach is set on fire.

8-25 a.m.: The police arrive and open fire to disperse the mob.

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