Taj Express Train Blaze: Swift Evacuations Avert Tragedy

Three coaches of the Taj Express train caught fire in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar. Thankfully, no injuries were reported as passengers evacuated swiftly. The fire, which erupted at 4.24 pm, was extinguished by 5.43 pm by eight fire tenders. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-06-2024 18:38 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 18:38 IST
Taj Express Train Blaze: Swift Evacuations Avert Tragedy
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In a dramatic turn of events, three coaches of the Taj Express train ignited in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Monday, officials revealed. However, due to the timely actions of passengers, no injuries were reported. According to authorities, the incident was reported at 4.24 pm.

"We received a call regarding the fire in three coaches of the Taj Express train. Eight fire tenders were dispatched, and the fire was extinguished by 5.43 pm," a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official stated. Earlier reports suggested that four coaches were affected.

Police received a PCR call about the fire around 4.40 pm and promptly arrived on the scene near Apollo Hospital. The senior police officer noted that coaches D3 and D4 were gutted, while D2 suffered partial damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, with further action being managed by railway authorities.

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