Mumbai: A fire broke out on a passenger train near Narayandoh station in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Monday afternoon, destroying five coaches. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, according to railway officials.
The affected train, No. 01402, was en route to Ahmednagar from Ashti station in Beed district when the fire broke out. The exact cause of the fire remains unknown.
Dr. Shivraj Manaspure, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) for Central Railway, confirmed that all passengers safely disembarked from the train before the fire could spread. No passengers sustained injuries during the incident.
The fire primarily engulfed the guard-side brake van and four coaches adjacent to it, as stated by the CPRO. Prompt response from fire engines in Ahmednagar helped in extinguishing the flames by approximately 4:10 PM.
Additionally, an Accident Relief Train (ART) was dispatched to the scene from Daund station in Pune district. This section is part of the Ahmednagar-Parali line of the Central Railway.