The Gandhidham-Puri Express train coach caught fire near Nandubar station in Maharashtra on Saturday. The incident occurred around 10.35 a.m., according to Western Railways. In about an hour, the fire was extinguished.
“At about 10.35hrs, Dy SS/Nandurbar informed Nandurbar Control that a fire was detected in the pantry car of 12993 Gandhidham-Puri Express while the train was entering Nandurbar station,” the railways ministry said in a statement.
“Immediately, a fire brigade was called. Fire extinguishers from the station and train (were) being used to douse the fire. Pantry car was separated from the train. All passengers are safe and sound,” the ministry noted.
The pantry car was the 13th coach on the train’s total of 22 coaches.
The western railways also stated that a medical team and other paramedics had been dispatched to the scene to assist with relief efforts. However, no injuries have been reported, according to the railways.
The fire has been extinguished, and the overhead equipment supply for the route’s up and down lines has been restored.
The cause of the fire is unspecified, and an investigation is underway.