Passenger train engine catches fire

The engine of a Guna-bound passenger train caught fire on Tuesday between Taravat and Bilonia railway stations in Madhya Pradesh, but nobody was injured in the incident, a railway official said.

After spotting the fire, the loco pilot of the Gwalior-Bina-Damoh passenger train applied the brakes, following which the passengers got off.

“Nobody was injured in the incident which occurred around 12.40 p.m.,” said Guna-Gwalior section engineer Chandra Prakash Gupta. A relief train from Guna reached the spot, and flames were doused by separating the bogies from the engine. The train remained stranded on the tracks for nearly two hours before another locomotive was brought in.


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