Fire Breaks Out In AC Coach Of Holi Special Train Near Ara Junction In Bihar

Patna: Fire broke out in an AC coach of a Mumbai-bound Holi special train near Karisath station in Bihar late on Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 12.15 am when the train was heading to Mumbai from Danapur.. There were no passengers in the affected coach. “A fire broke out in one coach of the Mumbai LTT Special Fare SF Holi Special near Karisath station, at a short distance from Arrah Junction, on March 26. No casualties or injuries have been reported,” CRPO, East Central Railways, said in a statement.

According to reports, panic gripped passengers and some in other coaches also jumped off the train. The fire, however, did not spread to other coaches as the train was moving slowly.

Local police and the Government Railway Police (GRP) reached the spot after being informed by the passengers. A large number of villagers assembled at the spot and helped police and the fire brigade officials to douse the flames. The affected coach was detached to minimise the damage and the remaining train was allowed to move towards Lokmanya Tilak terminus (Mumbai). The up line of this route was disrupted for five hours due to this incident.

“A coach caught fire yesterday. The coach was isolated immediately. The fire was later controlled… There are no casualties because the coach which caught fire did not have any reservations… 4-5 trains may have been diverted…” Danapur DRM Jayant Chaudhary told ANI.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.