Angul: Passengers had a narrow escape after the engine of 18422 Ajmer-Puri Express caught fire near Handapa Railway Station in in Angul-Sambalpur Railway Section under Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Thursday.
As per an official communiqué from ECoR, Station Manager of Handapa Station between Boinda and Saragipali Stations detected the suspected smoke in engine of the said train at about 1.15 PM when it was approaching to Handapa Station and detained the train.
Following it the train was detached and the smoke or fire was extinguished. Another engine of the train was used to work out the train. It was after a reserve engine arrived at the spot the train left at around 2.40 PM.