Durg Puri Express fire marks third train incident in a month in Odisha, What happened?

Odisha Durg Puri Express catches fire. Photo Credit: Twitter

Odisha: Another unfortunate incident has happened in one of the trains in Odisha few days after the three train tragedy. The Durg-puri Express that runs in Odisha suddenly caught fire in an air conditioned coach on june 8, Thursday evening. This was spotted when it was near Naupada district as per the east coast Railways statement. The fire caused a lot of chaos among the passengers and everybody started to panic. However, fortunately enough no casualties have been reported so far.

Durg Puri Express fire what happened?

In an official statement, it was informed that smoke could be seen coming out of the B3 coach of the train. It was reaching the khariyar road station at that time. Later the train was stop and the reason of fire was discovered. As per officials, one of the breakpads caught fire because of high friction. Another reason was the incomplete release of the brakes. This revealed that there was no dammage in the system.


Due to the fire, many passengers got down from the train in a hurry to protect themselves. And nobody was hurt as they were not in the train. As soon as the train was stopped, work was in progress to search for the problem. And in less than an hour, the problem was identified and solved. ECoR said in a statement that the train departed the station at around 11:00 p.m. followed by which the train resume its journey. Just 2 days ago 6 laborates lost their life after being Run over by a goods train. They were sheltered under it due to rain but it started moving leading to deaths of laborer, where as two got critically injured.

Three train accident in Odisha

Other than that, it has been just few days that more than 280 people were killed due to a horrific three train accident in Balasore, Odisha. More than 1000 people got injured after getting into an accident involving two trains and a goods train. It was one of the most deadliest train accident that has ever happened in India. Many world leaders expressed their condolence to the families of those who died in the incident. Lots of train accidents have surface on the Internet in the past few days which has concerned many.