Two hours after arriving at its destination station, the Mumbai-Bengaluru Udyan Express caught fire, according to railroad officials. The fire started about 7 a.m., when the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – KSR Bengaluru Udyan Daily Express (Train No.11301) arrived at Sangolli Rayanna railway station in Bengaluru, Karnataka. After station officials saw smoke coming from the AC carriage, fire tenders were sent to the spot. No injuries have been reported so far.
South-Western Railway officials stated that smoke was noticed 2 hours after the train arrived.
They said that the incident occurred roughly 2 hours after passengers deboarded about 2 hours before the incident.
“Fire broke out in Udyan Express after it reached Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station. The incident happened two hours after passengers deboarded the train. No casualties or injuries. Fire engine and experts reached the spot and are assessing the situation,” ANI quoted South-Western Railway as saying.
VIDEO | A fire broke out in Udyan Express train at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station in Bengaluru this morning. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot. More details are awaited. pic.twitter.com/C0Qfu8AT0z
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The fire’s exact cause has not yet been revealed.
The fire was put out as soon as it was spotted and a team of experts are examining the situation to see what exactly caused it, according to officials.