Fire breaks out in power car of Brahmaputra Mail
Munger/Kolkata, Sep 21 (PTI) Fire broke out in the power
car of the Brahmaputra mail on Saturday near Dashrathpur
station in Bihar's Munger district, which falls under Malda
division of the Eastern Railway.
Gateman who saw the fire alerted station master of
Dasrathpur station, who contacted the guard of the train after
which the 14055 UP Dibrugarh to Delhi Brahmaputra Mail was
Railwaymen separated the burning power car from the
rest of the train, which proceeded on its onward journey
thereon, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), ER, Nikhil
Chakrobarty told PTI at Kolkata.
The CPRO said there was no report of any casaulty.
Dasrathpur station master Lalan Kumar said due to timely
detection of the fire, the damage was controlled.
The CPRO said a probe will be conducted by the Railway
officials into the reason for the fire.
Eyewitnesses said smokes were seen billowing out of the
generator car, placed at the end of the train near the guard's
Train services were disrupted for nearly two hours since
10 am as electricity in the overhead wire was snapped for
dousing the fire, sources in Jamalpur railway station said.