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Panic caused by a fire on the Durg-Puri Express in Odisha, with no recorded injuries

The train experienced a minor fire incident, which the railway officials stated was handled promptly and without any injuries or property damage. According to police, friction and insufficient brake release caused the brake pads to catch fire.

On Thursday, a small fire broke out inside a Durg Puri Express coach in the Naupada region of Odisha, causing panic among the passengers.

The East Coast Railway authorities verified that there were no casualties or injuries due to the incident.

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The ECoR stated in a statement issued that day, “The brake pads caught fire due to friction and incomplete release of brakes. The fire was confined to the brake pads. There was no damage.”

On Thursday evening, smoke was discovered in the B3 coach of the train as it approached the Khariar Road station. It said the train left the station at 11 p.m. after the railway officials fixed the issue in less than an hour.

When the smoke was spotted, many people ran out of the train, sparking panic among many more.

The tragedy occurred just days after one of the worst train accidents in country history occurred in the Balasore district of Odisha, claiming 288 lives and injuring over 1,100 more.

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A goods train, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express were all involved in the collision.

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