A fire broke out in the engine and two coaches of the Saharanpur-Delhi passenger train today during its halt at the Daurala station in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.
It was a close shave for the passengers onboard who managed to escape unhurt because the train was not moving.
In a video shared by news agency ANI on Twitter, passengers were seen pushing the train in a bid to separate the rest of the compartments from the engine and two compartments on which the fire broke out.
The video shows several passengers pushing the train away from the affected coaches and the engine in order to prevent the spread of fire and avert a tragedy.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh: Fire broke out in engine & two compartments of a Saharanpur-Delhi train, at Daurala railway station near Meerut.
Passengers push the train in a bid to separate the rest of the compartments from the engine and two compartments on which the fire broke out. pic.twitter.com/Vp2sCcLFsd
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) March 5, 2022
No injuries or casualties were reported in the mishap.
“Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained,” said YK Jha, Traffic Inspector, Indian Railways.