Tapaswini Express AC Coaches Catch Fire

 Puri: At least three air-conditioned coaches of Puri-Hatia express train caught fire on Friday at Puri railway station.

All passengers are safe and no casualties were reported. The train was there at the platform no.-4 and there were no occupants in the train when the fire mishap took place.

Fire brigade personnel later doused the fire after an hour long fire-fighting operation.

Electrical short circuit at one of the AC coaches led to the outbreak of fire. A departmental inquiry is however on to ascertain the exact cause and detect lapses, if any, on part of train staffs, said east coast railway officials.