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Two coaches of Andhra Pradesh AC Express catch fire near Gwalior

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and passengers were evacuated.

india Updated: May 21, 2018 13:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express that caught fire near Birlanagar station in Gwalior on Monday.(ANI/ Twitter)

A fire damaged two coaches of Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express near Birlanagar station in Gwalior on Monday, officials said. There are no reports of any casualty.

The fire was detected in the B-6 coach around 11.50 a.m. It then spread to the B-7 coach, Ved Prakash, a Railway Ministry spokesperson said.

Following the fire, the guard stopped the train and shifted the passengers of the B-6 and B-7 coaches to other coaches. The train then proceeded to Gwalior, he said.

Senior railway officials reached the spot and supervised the relief and rescue work.

The train was going from Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

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First Published: May 21, 2018 13:18 IST