Balasore: Commuters were left in a state of panic after a coal-laden freight train caught fire at Soro Railway Station in Balasore district today.
Smokes started billowing out of the rearmost wagon of the train in the morning while the 58-wagoned carrier was en-route to Haldia of West Bengal from Odisha’s Talcher with a coal consignment.
The loco pilot immediately stopped the train and intimated railway officials on the matter.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and contained the blaze a few minutes later.
The normal movement of passenger and freight trains has been restored on the route following the incident.
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