Fire Breaks Out on Bengaluru-Bound Express Train at Sangolli Rayanna Station

Swift Response Averts Casualties in Train Fire Incident

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  • Fire on Bengaluru-Bound Train
  • Swift Response Prevents Casualties
  • Investigation Underway After Train Fire

19 August 2023, Mumbai: A fire incident occurred on Saturday morning aboard the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – KSR Bengaluru Udyan Daily Express (Train No.11301) as it reached Sangolli Rayanna railway station in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Fortunately, no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident that transpired at around 07:00 am.

Quick Action by Station Authorities and Fire Crew

Upon arrival of the train at Sangolli Rayanna station, station authorities detected smoke emanating from the locomotive, prompting them to raise an alarm. A team of fire tenders promptly arrived at the scene, successfully containing the situation and preventing further escalation of the fire.

Fire Erupted After Passenger Deboarding

Officials from the South-Western Railway shared that the smoke was observed approximately two hours after the train had pulled into the station. They clarified that this incident occurred after passengers had disembarked, ensuring their safety. While the precise cause of the fire remains unknown, investigations are ongoing to uncover the origin of the blaze.

Fire Quickly Extinguished, Investigation Underway

Efforts to extinguish the fire were swiftly successful once the smoke was noticed. A group of experts is currently evaluating the situation to ascertain the exact factors that led to the fire outbreak. Authorities are continuing their investigation to gather more information about the incident and ensure comprehensive understanding.

Passenger Safety and Incident Analysis in Focus

As authorities delve into the investigation, their primary focus remains on passenger safety and a thorough analysis of the incident. The quick response of station authorities and the fire crew played a crucial role in averting potential casualties and containing the fire within a short span of time.

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