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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in luggage compartment of Shalimar LTT Express near Nashik, all passengers safe

Shalimar LTT Express fire: The fire brigade vehicle reached the spot as soon as the fire broke out in the Shalimar LTT Express. The luggage compartment was also separated.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: In yet another tragic incident, Massive fire broke out in the luggage compartment of the Shalimar LTT Express near Nashik. On receiving the information about the fire, the fire brigade vehicle reached the spot. The luggage compartment has also been separated, which did not affect the passenger compartments. This incident happened at 8.43 am in the morning.

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The CPRO of Central Railway said that after receiving the information, fire tenders and officials reached the spot. The fire has been brought under control. The cause of the fire is being investigated. No one has been injured in the accident. The train and the detached parcel van (Shalimar LTT Express) will leave for its destination soon.

“Luggage compartment/Parcel van which was next to the engine has been detached from the train and soon train will re-start safely,” said the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Central Railway (Mumbai).The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier on Thursday, Pune Fire Brigade informed that five fire tenders reached the godown on Ahmednagar road in Sopan Nagar after an incident of fire outbreak was reported.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out on the terrace of Chhabildas English Medium School in Mumbai on Wednesday due to an LPG gas cylinder explosion. This fire incident hurt three people who were then admitted to Sion Hospital, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said adding that two cars parked on the school premises were damaged in the incident.

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On November 1, a state transport (ST) bus caught fire in Pimpalvihir, Amravati where all the 35 onboard passengers were reported safe.

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