8 injured as train catches fire in India's Uttar Pradesh-Xinhua

8 injured as train catches fire in India's Uttar Pradesh

Source: Xinhua| 2023-11-16 08:59:15|Editor: huaxia

NEW DELHI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people have been injured after four coaches of a passenger train caught fire in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The fire incident in Delhi-Darbhanga (Bihar state) special express took place on Wednesday near Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh.

"This evening, a fire broke out in the New Delhi-Darbhanga train near Sarai Bhopat railway station. Three coaches of the train were completely gutted, and the luggage coach was partially damaged," an official said. "Also, eight people were injured in the incident, and they were admitted to district hospital Etawah."

According to a senior police official in Etawah, Sanjay Kumar Verma, the fire has been completely doused.

Police have registered a case and ordered an investigation into the fire incident.