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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in Pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express train

The fire brigade was informed while the fire extinguishers of the station and the train were being used in dousing the flames, informed the Railways.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 29, 2022 12:38 IST
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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in Pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express train

A fire broke out in the pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express train near Nandurbar station in Maharashtra on Saturday. The fire broke around 10.35 a.m. 

"Fire detected in Pantry Car of 12993 Gandhidham-Puri Express at about 10.35 hrs while the train was entering Nandurbar station", the Railway Ministry stated.

The fire brigade was informed while the fire extinguishers of the station and the train were being used in dousing the flames, informed the Railways. The Pantry car has been separated from the train.

The Railway Ministry confirmed that all the passengers are safe and have been safely evacuated. There are no passenger casualties in the incident, said the Western Railway.

"A medical team and other paramedical staff immediately rushed to the site. There have been no injuries. The train comprises of total 22 coaches and the pantry car was the 13th coach," Western Railway informed. 

 The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Local eyewitnesses claimed that there was panic among the passengers as smoke from the burning pantry car entered the air-conditioned coaches, but it was not clear if any other bogies were also affected by the flames.

Nandurbar district, located in northwest corner of Maharashtra, is around 450 kms away from Mumbai. 

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