A fire broke out in the pantry of a running train late at night in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district. The staff separated the pantry car, stopping the fire from spreading to the other bogies of the train. No injuries from the incident have been reported so far.
The origin of the fire, which broke out at around 2 am, is not yet known.
The pantry car of the train, the Yesvantpur-Tatanagar Superfast Express, was destroyed in the fire. Before separating the pantry, the train staff attempted to put out the fire, but were not successful.
The train was heading to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand from Karnataka capital Bengaluru.
Trains in the Vijayawada-Vizag sector were delayed. However, train services resumed soon after.
Fire broke out in pantry car of train running between Tatanagar and Yeshwantpur at Gollaprollu #EastGodavari #AP in early hours; chain was quickly pulled, pantry car separated from rest of train averting huge accident, saving lives & property #BurningTrain @tweetsreekanth_ @ndtv pic.twitter.com/cKcsqW5Ync
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) March 5, 2019
Police and railway officials are currently at the spot, to ascertain the cause of the fire.