Fire on board Dehradun-bound Shatabdi Express

New Delhi/Dehradun, March 13, 2021

A coach of the New Delhi-DehradunShatabdi Express on Saturday caught fire between Raiwala and Kansrao railway station in Uttarakhand, officials said. No passenger was injured.

A senior Railway Ministry official in Delhi said: "At around 12.20 p.m. a fire incident was reported on the New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express between Kansrao and Raiwala railway stations in Uttarakhand."

He said that the fire was reported from the C-5 coach, which was placed in the eighth position from the engine of the train. The train had left New Delhi on Saturday morning for Dehradun.

The official said that the affected coach was detached. The train guard informed that all passengers were safe and fire brigade was called.

"A total of 35 passengers in the coach were shifted and adjusted in other coaches," he said.

The official said that after some time, the train departed on its onward journey.


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