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
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.
#UPDATE Fire broke out in 4 coaches of Andhra Pradesh Express near Birlanagar station in Gwalior. Fire under control now. All passengers safe #MadhyaPradesh (Earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/QjZIrGaqOR— ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2018
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.