An electric short-circuit caused fire in two coaches of Hyderabad bound Manuguru Superfast Express (17025) in the Monday mid-night. Railway staff took passengers out of compartments.
The mishap occurred when the train arrived at Kothagudem railway station from Manuguru on its onward journey. Reportedly, the smoke was caused by the fire engulfed air-conditioned A1 and B1 coaches.
However, there were no casualties in the incident as the passengers onboard got alerted with smoke. The passengers broke the emergency window and safely jumped out of the doors.
Railway officials later detached the coaches affected by the fire and allowed the train’s departure during early hours of Tuesday by making alternate arrangements for passengers in the coaches affected by fire.