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Train engine catches fire in Odisha's Dhenkanal, Indian Railways shuts down route | Watch

A massive fire broke out in a train engine near Gobindapur at Joranda Road railway station in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. The reason for the fire is not yet clear.

Dhenkanal train engine fire: The reason for the fire is not clear yet.Premium
Dhenkanal train engine fire: The reason for the fire is not clear yet.

A massive fire broke out in a train engine near Gobindapur at Joranda Road railway station in Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. No casualties have been reported.

Indian Railways has shut down the route for other trains. The investigators are yet to determine the cause of the fire.

As many as four fire tenders were deployed at the spot to douse the flames, Prasant Dhal, Fire Officer, Dhenkanal said.

The fire has been brought under control, India Today reported. The electric connection has been shut down in the area and the route is closed for other trains.

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"A fire broke out in a train engine near Gobindapur at Joranda Road railway station in Odisha's Dhenkanal district. The reason behind the train catching fire is unclear. Four fire tenders have reached the spot. The electric connection has been shut down in that area and that route has been shut down for other trains too," ANI quoted Dhal as saying.

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Earlier in December, a coach of the Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express caught fire at Cuttack railway station. The fire was doused immediately and no casualty was reported in the incident. In the same month, a fire broke out in Purna-Parli passenger train near Maharashtra's Nanded. The fire broke out in an empty luggage-cum-guard van coach stationed in the Nanded Maintenance Yard.

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In November, the New Delhi-Darbhanga Clone Special train reported a fire near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. The fire broke out when the train was passing through Sarai Bhopat Railway station in the state. The station master stopped the train after he saw smoke in the S1 coach. All the passengers were taken out safely and no casualty has been reported.

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Published: 22 Feb 2024, 07:35 PM IST
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