Fire in New Delhi Bound Rajdhani Express
Guwahati, October 15 : Passengers on board the New Delhi bound Rajdhani Express from Dibrugarh had a narrow escape after a major fire broke out in the pantry car near Dharamtul railway station in Assam's Morigaon district, in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said.
No casualties have been reported so far.
The incident took place at Bihubori area near Dharamtul railway station around 3-30 am on Tuesday, after what was described as a major fire broke out in the train's pantry car.
"The fire started in the pantry car due to short circuit and all passengers are safe," a top official of North East Frontier Railway said.
"After the incident, the train halted at Dharamtul Railway station and trains on the Guwahati station, Chaparmukh station and Lumding station were stopped for three hours," the official said.
Later, fire tenders managed to douse the flame.
Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state. Read more stories by Hemanta Kumar Nath. Contact him through NewsBlaze.
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