Fire breaks out in Udyan Express at Sangolli Rayanna railway station; no casualties

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BENGALURU: A major fire broke out in the B1 and B2 compartments of Udyan Daily Express (Train No.11301) after it reached Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station here from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred two hours after the passengers had deboarded and there were no casualties. A team of fire tenders reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

The Udyan Express arrived at the City Railway Station at 6.30 am from Mumbai. Some time later, the station authorities noticed smoke emanating from the train coaches and raised an alarm.

The local police tried to put out the fire, but when they were not able to douse it, they called the fire brigade. The firemen struggled for half an hour to extinguish the fire. The two AC compartments were completely gutted. Thick black smoke engulfed the railway station and surrounding area for some time.

Officials of the South Western Railway said that smoke was noticed two hours after the train’s arrival. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, and a team of experts is assessing the situation to establish the cause of the fire, officials said.

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