Gwalior: A major fire broke out in four coaches of Andhra Pradesh Express near Birlanagar station near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. All passengers are said to be safe.
The fire broke out after high tension wire fell on the coaches B5 and B6 and caused fire 11:50am.
“The train was heading from Nizamuddin to Visakhapatnam when the fire broke out. While the train was passing through Birla Nagar station the fire was observed in coach B6. Following, which the train stopped,” Railway spokesperson Ved Prakash was quoted by ANI.
“Due to high alertness of railway staff we could take the matter in control,” he added.
The passengers were immediately evacuated after the fire was noticed.
The first six coaches, which didn’t catch fire was separated from the train and sent towards Gwalior.
The Railways have issued helpline numbers which are as follows: Junction railway station (GWL)- 0751-2432799, 0751-2432849 and Jhansi Junction railway station (JHS)-0510- 2440787, 0510- 2440790.