Fire breaks out in coach of Kalka-Howrah train, no casualties
A fire broke out in the front coach of Kalka-Howrah train today, however, no one was injured. The blaze erupted in the SLR bogie (Seating-cum-Luggage Rake), which is next to the engine, in the early hours between Dhirpur to Dhoda Khedia railway stations near Kurukshetra, Haryana. The train was brought to a halt and all the passengers were safely evacuated when smoke was noticed.
Medical attention provided to those who complained of breathing difficulty
"Smoke filled the SLR bogie... next to the engine. The train was brought to a halt and all the passengers were safely evacuated when smoke was noticed," a Railway Police official said. "The bogie caught fire later and fire tenders were called. Three women and two children, who complained of difficulty in breathing as they had inhaled smoke, were provided medical attention," he added.
As per preliminary details, electrical short circuit resulted in blaze
As per preliminary details, an electrical short circuit was believed to be the reason behind the blaze, the official said, adding forensic experts are ascertaining the exact cause. The train, which had started from Kalka (Haryana), was headed towards Howrah. After the incident, the train was held up for more than 2hrs before the affected bogie was detached and placed about 60 meters away.