The incident happened when the train was stationed at the Mokama railway station at around 1 am on January 9. According to reports, railway staffers spotted fire in one of the bogies and soon the fire spread to other bogies as well. The train runs between Patna and Mokama reached the Mokama railway station at 10.30 pm.
The train was stationed at platform number 4. There were no casualties reported in the incident.
Railways employees and local GRP and RPF rushed to the spot to douse the fire but it didn’t help. The fire died only after it completely gutted the bogies and engine.
Chief Public Relations Officer of the East Central Railway (ECR) Rajesh Kumar said that four coaches were affected by the fire and the remaining 12 bogies were separated by the railway staff.
An inquiry has been ordered to find out the cause of the fire, Kumar informed.