15:46 GMT11 April 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 24

    Indian Railways is among the world's largest rail networks, with a route length stretching over 123,236 kilometres. Around 13,523 passenger trains ferry around more than 23 million travellers between 7,349 stations on a daily basis. With built-in eateries and washrooms, Indian trains are equipped with an electric supply to power passenger devices.

    A coach of India's Delhi-Dehradun Jan Satabdi Express train caught fire on Saturday afternoon due to a short circuit in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas. When the incident occurred, the train had been passing through the Kansaro Forest Range of India’s famous Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

    All the 35 passengers travelling in the particular coach were evacuated from the burning passenger car and accommodated in others. The fire-damaged coach was detached from the train and fire fighters brought the raging flames under control.

    Visuals of the horrific incident have surface on Twitter in India.

    Tirath Singh Rawat, who wasswore in as the state chief of Uttarakhand earlier this week, tweeted details of the incident and expressed gratitude to the deities that the incident was brought under control on time and no lives were lost or endangered.

    Sputnik Radio, Sputnik Radio, Sputnik News, Sputnik, Sputnik, Sputnik, Uttarakhand, train, train, train, fire, fire, Fire, fire, fire, Indians, India
    Community standardsDiscussion