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10 Jan 2018

Five bogies of Patna-Mokama Express catch fire, no casualty

Train catches fire at Mokama

A fire broke out and gutted five bogies and the engine of the Patna-Mokama passenger express last night when it was station at the Mokama Railway Station, reported India Today.

There was no casualty.

East Central Railway said the incident hadn't impacted train movement.

According to reports, the blaze was triggered by a short circuit.

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Train catches fire at Mokama

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At around 1am yesterday, railway staffers at Mokama saw one of the bogies of the train was on fire.

They rushed to douse the flames, but couldn't bring the blaze under control. It soon spread to four other bogies and the engine.

It had arrived from Patna at 11pm and was stationed in the yard when the mishap happened.

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