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Shimla bound toy train engine catches fire, passengers safe

ANI  |  Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

A fire broke out in the engine of bound Himalayan Queen Express on Tuesday afternoon, disrupting the movement of toy trains on track. There were around 200 passengers in seven coaches of the when the incident took place. All the passengers are safe.

According to sources, the fire broke out due to a technical snag which led to the burning of electrical wires resulting in willowing out of the smoke from inside the between Dharampur and Kumarhatti stations in Solan district of

The was brought to a halt immediately by the following. The information was immediately passed on to the railway control office. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes by the loco pilot, and ticket examiner (TTE) of the train with the help of

from Dharampur and Solan were also rushed to the spot, but the railway staff had already doused the fire when the team reached.

The bound passengers, who got stranded due to fire, were connected to Kalka-Sarai Rohilla Himalayan Queen (14096) and Kalka-New Shatabdi Express (12012) after the affected train was pulled to Kumarhatti.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:40 IST