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Fire Breaks Out In 4 Coaches Of Andhra Pradesh Superfast Express Train In MP's Gwalior

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| May 21 , 2018 , 14:06 IST

A massive fire broke out in 4 coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express on Monday, near the Birlanagar station in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior. The fire was soon brought under control and all passengers are reported to be safe.  

The Andhra Pradesh Express train had been travelling from the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh when the fire broke out. Fire tenders called to the spot were successful in extinguishing the fire.

According to a Railway public relations officer Manoj Kumar, a high-tension wire fell on the train resulting in the fire which began from the B6 and B7 compartments before spreading. Once the fire broke out, the train was stopped and all the passengers abroad were evacuated safely. Several passengers had jumped out of the train as soon as it stopped.

Senior Railway officials from Gwalior have reportedly reached the spot and are supervising the relief and rescue work.

Railway Ministry spokesperson Ved Prakash quoted by IANS said that the burning coaches were separated from the train and passengers were shifted to another coach.

Barely 2 days ago, 2 empty coaches of the Virar-Surat shuttle train were gutted in a fire at the Udhana railway yard on Saturday afternoon. No casualties were reported in the incident and an investigation has been launched.