Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi express catches fire

Cuttack: Passengers of Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi express had a narrow escape after one of the bogies of the train caught fire at Nirgundi station on Saturday evening.

According to sources, the incident took place just after the train reached the Nirgundi station. Some passengers found smoke coming out of coach number-3 of the train and informed railway personnel about it.

On being informed about the incident, fire and railway officials rushed to the spot and doused the flame. After a halt of one hour, the train resumed it journey towards Bangiriposi, the sources added.

Till the last report came in, the exact reason behind the outbreak of fire was unknown.