Jharkhand Train at Hazaribagh Station in India Catches Fire

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A train at Hazaribagh Railway Station in Jharkhand, India suddenly caught fire on Saturday morning, June 4, 2016, according to a spokesperson of “Asian News International” (ANI), reporting for the “Times of India.”

The accident was captured on the mobile device by the spokesperson and posted on his Twitter account showed only a portion of the train, on fire, though no injuries have been reported. This was later on confirmed by the “ANI” spokesperson, who tweeted, a railcar, which was meant for preparing food for the staff, caught fire while it was at Hazaribagh Road railway Station.

The fully functional station, which is a part of the 80-km long Koderma-Hazaribag line was opened last year for public use after the grand opening by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on February 20, 2015, according to the East Central Railway website.

It belongs to the East Central Railway of the Dhanbad Division and is located on National Highway 100 (NH100) Kumhartoli in the Hazaribagh district, which is a very old district in the State of Jharkhand.

Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne


Times of India: Train catches fire at Hazaribag
East Central Railway: East-Central Railways Path-breaking Initiatives – Hazaribag put on Railway Map

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