Stationary Danapur-Mokama Train Catches Fire In Bihar, No Injuries

Stationary Danapur-Mokama Train Catches Fire In Bihar, No Injuries

The coaches were of a MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) passenger train that caught fire around midnight.

A massive fire broke out in four coaches of Patna-Mokama passenger express in wee hours of Wednesday.

The train had been stationed at platform number 4. He said that nobody was injured in the mishap.

The incident happened at around 1 am when railway staffers at the station spotted one of the bogies going up in flames. The fire died only after it completely gutted the bogies and engine. Station staff, along with RPF and GRP personnel, made efforts to keep the fire under control until fire brigade arrived from Barh, about 30 km away, and the flames were extinguished by 3.30 AM, he said.

The fire took around one hour to get doused.

According to sources, the train was supposed to be moved to the yard for cleaning during the night when the fire broke out.

"The coaches caught fire when the train was stationed in the yard".

"An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of fire", the official added.

The train had reached Mokama station around 10.20 PM yesterday.The CPRO said, "Prima facie, the fire appears to be result of a miscreant's activity".

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