Bhubaneswar: A fire broke out in a general
compartment of Chennai-Howrah Coromandel Express near Lingaraj Station here Friday but the flames were extinguished before they could spread.
The fire was spotted in the coach, second from the
engine, when the superfast express train was proceeding
towards Bhubaneswar main station, a spokesman of East Coast
Railway (ECoR) said.
No injury was caused to anyone as the fire brigade was
called in immediately and the fire was controlled in 15-20
"All those on board the superfast train are safe. Prompt
steps prevented the fire from spreading," he said.
The affected compartment was detached at Bhubaneswar
Station as a precautionary measure and the train proceeded to
its destination, the spokesman said.
Preliminary information indicated that the fire might
have erupted due to carelessness of some traveller and an
inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he added.