- Fire on train from Bengaluru's Yeshwantpur to Jamshedpur
- Staff separated pantry car, stopping fire from spreading to other coaches
- Fire broke out in the pantry at around 2am, no casualties
A fire broke out in the pantry of a running train late at night in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district. The staff separated the pantry car, stopping the fire from spreading to the other bogies of the train. No injuries from the incident have been reported so far.
The origin of the fire, which broke out at around 2 am, is not yet known.
The pantry car of the train, the Yesvantpur-Tatanagar Superfast Express, was destroyed in the fire. Before separating the pantry, the train staff attempted to put out the fire, but were not successful.
The train was stopped immediately after the flames were noticed by personnel, according to a South Central Railway spokesman, reported news agency IANS. The overhead power supply was switched off as well.
The train was heading to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand from Karnataka capital Bengaluru.
Trains running from both directions were stopped. As a result, trains in the Vijayawada-Vizag sector were delayed. However, train services resumed soon after.
The trains which were delayed include Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express, Yesvantapur-Howrah Duronto Express, Tirupati-Puri Express, Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam Godavari Express, Chennai Central-Puri Express, Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Duronto Express, Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Visakha Express, reported IANS.
Police and railway officials are currently at the spot, to ascertain the cause of the fire.
A coach was attached at Vishakhapatnam to accommodate the passengers of the coach adjacent to the pantry car. The train later resumed its journey.
(With Inputs From IANS)