Fire Breaks Out In New Delhi-Darbhanga Superfast Express Train – The Daily Connection

A fire broke out in a coach of the New Delhi-Darbhanga Superfast Express on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported.

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New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in one of the coaches of New Delhi-Darbhanga Superfast Express in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties or injuries have been reported in the fire incident when last reports came in, they said.

The fire was noticed by the station master when the train was passing through the Sarai Bhopat station, officials said. They said the railway official noticed smoke coming out of the sleeper coach and immediately informed the train driver and guard, leading to the train being halted at the station.

Visuals shared on social media platforms showed the train coach engulfed in massive flames.


Railway officials said all passengers were safely evacuated from the burning coach and are completely unharmed. Meanwhile, reports said that passengers travelling in the coach were seen jumping out of the train when the fire broke out.

Citing sources, India Today reported that the train was allegedly carrying more passengers than its capacity. The train was heading to Darbhanga in Bihar from New Delhi.

“While train number 02570 Darbhanga Clone Special was passing through Sarai Bhopat Railway station in Uttar Pradesh, the station master immediately stopped the train after seeing smoke in the S1 coach. All passengers were disembarked safely. There are no injuries or casualties. The train is scheduled to leave shortly,” CPRO, North Central Railways said, according to news agency ANI.

Fire and emergency services have been rushed to the spot and fire has been been brought under control as of last reports.

More details are awaited.