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Rajdhani engine catches fire

lucknow Updated: Aug 04, 2010 23:39 IST
HT Correspondent

The Guwahati Rajdhani met with a second accident in a little more than two months when fire broke out in the engine of the New Delhi-bound train at 5.30 am on Wednesday near Lucknow.

"There was a mechanical error in the compressor area, leading to fuel leakage. The driver instantly detached the bogies, stopped the engine and extinguished the fire," said Jogesh Singh Sondhi, Divisional Railway Manager, Lucknow division.

"No casualty was reported and all the passengers are safe," Sondhi said.

The driver, after putting out the fire, informed the control room about the accident. The train could leave, with a replaced engine, at 7.30 am.

The accident, which took place at a point 40 km from Lucknow, disrupted train movements on the Sultanpur-Lucknow segment of the Northern Railways for some time.

The passengers, most of whom were asleep, could not gather anything immediately until some of them alighted from their compartments to find out why there was an interruption in their journey.

On May 25, 14 bogies of the train derailed at a place between Kharik and Naugachia stations in the Sonepur division, 180 km east of Patna. There were no reports of casualties.

Both the accidents happened early morning.