One of the three compartments of Shaheed Express, a passenger train headed for Amritsar, that caught fire near Kartarpur in Jalandhar district on Wednesday night.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
One of the three compartments of Shaheed Express, a passenger train headed for Amritsar, that caught fire near Kartarpur in Jalandhar district on Wednesday night.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

3 compartments of Amritsar-bound train catch fire near Jalandhar, no one hurt

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:04 PM IST

Passengers of an Amritsar-bound train had a narrow escape after three of its compartments caught fire near Kartarpur in Jalandhar district, railway officials said on Thursday.

While two compartments of the Shaheed Express were completely burnt, the third was partially damaged due to the fire that broke out late on Wednesday night.

All passengers were rescued and fire tenders were rushed to the site, an official of the railway police said.

Police personnel, including a forensic team, at the incident site on Thursday morning. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Police personnel, including a forensic team, at the incident site on Thursday morning. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

After a four-hour halt, the affected coaches were cleared and the train was allowed to proceed to its destination. Rail traffic on the route also remained affected for four hours.

Railway officials said the cause of the fire is being investigated.

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