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Fire in oil tankers of goods train distrupt UP rail services

Posted on Dec 07, 03:07PM | UNI

Rail service on the Lucknow- Gorakhpur section of the North-Eastern Railway was paralysed today after fire broke out in 16 oil tankers of a goods train near Jarwal Road station in Bahraich district this morning.

Police sources said that the fire was detected in the oil tankers at Navelipurwa village between Barabanki and Gonda near the Jarwal Road station at around 0330 hrs. The train driver applied emergency brake to stop the 50-wagon special goods train in which four tankers were derailed. None was injured in the incident. Sources said almost all the 16 tankers which were loaded with petroleum products were razed to ashes. However, other tankers were saved after the railway authorities detached them from the tankers which caught fire. Fire-brigade tenders were immediately rushed from Bahriach and Gonda but they could do very little to control the fire.

Senior Police and railway officials have reached the spot to super-wise the relief operation. Meanwhile, the rail route between Gorakhpur and Lucknow has been totally paralysed due to the incident and several long distance trains were either diverted or cancelled.