On Friday, a train headed for Godhra in Gujarat had its engine completely consumed by flames. The event occurred on the Dahod-Anand MEMU train number 9350 at Jekot station in Dahod district of Gujarat. Thankfully, by far, no casualties have been reported.
Fire Breaks Inside Dahod-Anand MEMU Train
Dahod, Gujarat Firegighters battle massive which breaks out in engine of Dahod-Anand Memu train near #Dahod in Gujarat.
No injuries as reported.
.#firebrigade #firedepartment #fireservice #firefighters pic.twitter.com/FTAyttSvdc
— Indian fire service (@Indianfireserv2) September 15, 2023
The Dahod-Anand MEMU train was travelling towards Godhra when a fire broke out in one of the coaches. With smoke and flames,the passengers became alarmed and panicked. Firefighters managed to put out the fire, and there were no reported casualties. According to reports, every passenger was secure.
When the fire started, the train had just arrived in Jekot after leaving Dahod at around 11:38 am. The train’s passengers were told to disembark at Jekot railway station.
Videos and images from the site surfaced on the internet. These videos demonstrate firefighters putting out the flames. The images showed that the train’s engine was burned.
Train’s Last Compartment Was On Fire
There had reportedly been a leak in an AC coach on the train. Authorities were then alerted, and representatives from the Ratlam Division showed up at the scene. The Dahod fire department was informed and sent to the scene in addition to the train authorities.
Senior railway officers and the Dahod Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) were also on hand when the event occurred. The fire started in the MEMU train’s last compartment, according to ASP K Sidhant, and it didn’t spread to the other coaches.
We hope all the passengers are safe.
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