Massive Fire In Andhra Pradesh Express In Gwalior; No Casualties Reported

By SM.21 May, 2018





NEW DELHI: Massive fire roke out in two coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express train travelling from New Delhi to Visakhapatnam near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Firefighters have reached the spot and are trying to douse the flames, railway officials said.

No one has been injured in the fire, Railway Ministry spokesperson Ved Prakash said, adding the cause of the fire is not known yet.

On a video shot by a witness at the site, black smoke could be seen billowing out of the doors of the two air-conditioned coaches.

The fire broke out near Birlanagar station in Gwalior. It spread from coach B6 at 11:50 am to the adjoining B7, Prakash said.

The two burning coaches have been separated from the train and the passengers have been shifted to another coach, he said.

The train then proceeded to Gwalior station, where it pulled into the station at 1:10 pm.