Seven coaches of the Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express caught fire near Telangana’s Nalgonda on Friday morning. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
According to sources, the incident took place near the Pagidipalli railway station in Bommaipalli, about 50 km from Hyderabad, around 11:30 am on Friday morning.
Railway officials said no passengers suffered injuries, but the cause of the fire was yet to be determined.
Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar said, “All passengers were safely evacuated and shifted in buses after a fire broke out on the Falaknuma Express near Bhongir (rural) police station limits. Police, fire department, and railways are working in coordination. So far, no fatalities have been reported. Out of 18 coaches, 11 are detached and taken away safely. A total of seven bogies caught fire, out of which the fire is extinguished in three bogies as of now.”