Flames engulfed four coaches of Patna-Mokama passenger train last night; no one was injured in the fire. The train was stationed at Mokama railway yard, 90 kilometers east of Patna, when fire was spotted in two coaches at 1 am, the Railways spokesperson said. He added that an attempt was made to extinguish the fire but unfortunately it spread to two more coaches resulting in four coaches being completely gutted. The spokesperson said fire did not affect railway operations in that sector. The Additional Divisional Railway Manager reached the spot to take stock of the situation. Railway officials said the reason behind the fire is being looked into.
COMMENTS Just over two months ago, on October 23, 2017, in Bihar’s Munger district, an intercity train ran over five women, four of whom died on the spot. The accident took place early morning when the women were crossing rail tracks near Adalpur Halt. Police said the women possibly couldn’t see the Bhagalpur-Danapur Intercity train approaching due to thick fog. Read More…
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