Major accident: Fire in pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express, no injuries
The fire has been brought under control, according to officials. There are no injuries. After 12:10 minutes, both sides of the railroad tracks were open to traffic.
On Saturday, a major accident was avoided in the Gandhidham-Puri Express. In the pantry car of the express train, a fire broke out at around 10:30 am, according to the information. There was panic among the passengers as soon as smoke appeared in the pantry. Passengers jumped from the moving vehicle. As news of the fire broke, the train had already reached Nandurbar railway station in Maharashtra, thus its speed was very slow.
Fire, that broke out in the pantry car of 12993 Gandhidham-Puri Express, being doused at Nandurbar station in Maharashtra. All passengers are safe. pic.twitter.com/ascysO1WYA
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Western Railway officials said 22 coaches were involved in the train that was involved in the accident. A pantry car was the 13th coach. After the fire was reported, the pantry car was detached from the train and the fire brigade was notified. A medical team and paramedical staff were dispatched to the scene to ensure the safety of passengers. After the fire was brought under control at around 12:10 am, traffic was restored on both sides of the railway tracks. No casualties have been reported in the incident, according to the Railway Ministry. It is being investigated what caused the fire.