The Strømsveien tram fire was a fire erupting in an Oslo Tramway car in the street Strømsveien in Oslo, Norway.On 2 August 1958, a set of two cars of the Gullfisk type was traveling the Lilleaker–Østensjø Line, en route from Bøler to Jar. This connection was opened in 1937, and the Gullfisk cars introduced in 1939. A fire erupted in the front of the latter car, car 198, due to a technical malfunction.

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  • The Strømsveien tram fire was a fire erupting in an Oslo Tramway car in the street Strømsveien in Oslo, Norway.On 2 August 1958, a set of two cars of the Gullfisk type was traveling the Lilleaker–Østensjø Line, en route from Bøler to Jar. This connection was opened in 1937, and the Gullfisk cars introduced in 1939. A fire erupted in the front of the latter car, car 198, due to a technical malfunction. The exit door, being operated by the tram driver who was seated in the other car, remained closed for a few, critical seconds as passengers were struck by panic. The disaster claimed the lives of five people; seventeen were injured. Following the disaster, fire extinguishers, better emergency exits and emergency door openers became mandatory in all public transport. (en)
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