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Fire breaks out in Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express at New Delhi railway station, 12 fire tenders at spot; no casualties reported

  • A fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express as it was departing the New Delhi station on Friday, a railway spokesperson said.

  • No passenger was injured, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.

  • The fire has been extinguished. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a fire department official said.

A fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express as it was departing the New Delhi station on Friday, a railway spokesperson said.

 Fire breaks out in Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express at New Delhi railway station, 12 fire tenders at spot; no casualties reported

A fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express as it was departing the New Delhi station on Friday. ANI

No passenger was injured, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.

"The fire broke out in the rear power car of the 12218 Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express around 1:40 pm," he said, adding that the incident occurred when the train was leaving platform number eight.

Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire has reportedly been brought under control, a fire department official said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. All passengers have been evacuated safely.

Railway minister Piyush Goyal also tweeted saying that the fire was brought under control, and that senior authorities were present at the spot to keep an eye on the situation.

With inputs from PTI.

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Updated Date: Sep 06, 2019 15:07:56 IST