Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): Two mishap incidents were reported where trains passing through Madhya Pradesh caught fire on Saturday. In a first, the engine of Khajuraho-Udaipur intercity train (19666) caught fire on Saturday afternoon. The driver applied emergency brakes and the train was stopped at Sithouli Railway Station of Gwalior.
Fortunately, all the passengers, along with two loco pilots, were rescued safely and no casualties were reported.
As the smoke willowed out of the engine, panic gripped the passengers. The passengers of AC coaches even broke the window glasses and tried to jump out. However, the loco pilots pushed emergency brakes on time and all were evacuated safely.
As information reached, railway officials rushed to the spot.
Similarly, Telangana Express train (12724) caught fire at Pandhurna railway station in Chhindwara district on Saturday. The fire broke out in pantry of Telangana Express train, triggering panic among passengers. However, as per the information, railway officials swung into action and brought the fire under control. (With Inputs from IANS)