Four army trucks burnt in fire on goods train
Bhopal/Betul May 10 (IANS) Four army trucks were burnt to ashes in a fire on a goods train which was also carrying ammunition and explosives on Thursday on the Bhopal-Nagpur stretch in Madhya Pradesh officials said.
The fire broke out while the train on way from Bengaluru to Uttar Pradesh s Faizabad was near Maramjhiri station between Betul and Itarsi junctions an official said adding the reasons for the blaze were yet to be ascertained.
Operations on the stretch were affected following the fire.
Betul District Collector Shashank Mishra told media persons that the fire which swept across four bogies on which the trucks were being transported had now been controlled and while the trucks had been destroyed the ammunition and explosives was safe. A decision on the forward movement of the train would be taken after consultations he added.
Government Railway Police Inspector Hemraj Kumre said that his team reached the spot on coming to know of the blaze and spent many hours dousing it.
Mishra Superintendent of Police Saket Prakash Pandey and other senior officials have reached the spot along with senior railway officials.