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Fire erupts in AC coach of Mumbai-bound Holi special train in Bhojpur, Bihar

A fire broke out in an AC coach of a Mumbai-bound Holi special train (Number 01410) in Bihar’s Bhojpur district on Wednesday. The incident occurred at around 12.15 a.m. at the Karisath railway station. The train departed from Danapur railway station at 11.15 p.m. on Tuesday and reached Arrah Junction at 12.05 a.m. When the train reached Karisath railway station, fire broke out in an M-9 AC coach.

An official mentioned that there were no passengers in the affected coach, which caused panic among passengers in other coaches. Fortunately, due to the slow speed of the train, the fire did not spread to other coaches, but passengers from other coaches jumped out in panic. Passengers informed local authorities and a large number of villagers assembled to help douse the flames.

The railway officials detached the affected coach to minimize the damage and allowed the remaining train to proceed to Lokmanya Tilak terminus (Mumbai). The incident resulted in a disruption of the up line of this route for five hours. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire in the AC coach.

The quick response from authorities, passengers, and villagers helped prevent further damage and ensure the safety of everyone on board the train. As the investigation continues, measures will likely be put in place to prevent similar incidents in the future.


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