Odisha: A wagon of a stationary goods train caught fire at Rupsa railway station in Odisha's Balasore district earlier today. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. The fire was brought under control by the fire brigade. This is the second incident of fire on the train in Odisha after Balasore's horrific triple-train accident. Earlier on June 9, a fire broke out in the AC compartment of Durg-Puri Express (18426) at Khariar Road station on Thursday night. According to reports, the fire erupted in the train at around 10 pm in Nuapada district.
"Fire broke out in a compartment of goods train at Rupsa railway station in Balasore district. Cause of the fire is yet to be known. The fire was brought under control by the fire brigade." reads a tweet from ANI.
Fire broke out in Durg-Puri Express train
The incident occurred on June 9 as the brakes of the B3 coach of Durg-Puri Express were reportedly not released after alarm chain pulling (ACP). The brake pads caught fire due to friction after the incomplete release of brakes. After the brakes weren't fully released, friction caused the brake pads to catch fire, officials said.
The East Coast Railway said that no injuries or damages were reported as the fire was seen only at brake pads. Notably, the problem was fixed later and the train resumed its journey at 11 pm.