Muzaffarpur, Jun 24: A major mishap was averted due to timely intervention by the driver of 12557 Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express when the engine of the train caught fire near Brahmaputra railway station in the district today.
Sources at East Central Railway (ECR) said that the engine of theexpress train caught fire near railway gate 106 due to short circuit but the train driver immediately applied the brake and detached the engine from compartments. Sources said that the train was brought back to Muzaffarpur railway station with the help of another engine.
Sources said senior railway authorities reached the spot and have started enquiring into the matter.The train left for Anand Vihar terminal later. (UNI)