A significant fire engulfed a train coach stationed at the coaching depot of Puri railway station in Odisha, India, on Tuesday. The incident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m., targeted a coach undergoing servicing at the washing line. The Puri Assistant Fire Officer reported that a swift response was initiated by the fire services department to extinguish the flames, successfully containing the fire after one bogie was consumed by the blaze.
The suspected cause of the fire is attributed to a potential short-circuit in the battery-related compartment. An official from the coaching depot stated that an investigation will be conducted to determine the exact cause. As the train was undergoing repairs, a comprehensive review of the battery’s condition will also be undertaken. Despite the severity of the incident, the fire has been completely contained. Further details are expected as the investigation progresses.