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SILCHAR, June 9 - At least three compartments of the 12507 up Silchar-Thiruvananthapuram Express were gutted in a major fire which broke out in the early hours on Sunday.

According to sources, the train which departs from Silchar twice in a week had reached here on Friday. The fire broke out mysteriously on the S9 sleeper class coach, close to the pantry car of the express train which was stationed at platform number four at the Silchar railway station.

�We could see massive smoke coming out of the windows of the train and soon the flames blew up heavily,� claimed the onlookers, most of whom had come to see off the passengers of Silchar Agartala express that departed as per schedule.

On the other hand, many have claimed this to be the first major incident since 2015 when broad gauge trains started plying from Silchar. Fire fighters plunged into action to bring the fire under control. However, there are no reports of any casualty so far as authorities at the Silchar Railway station are probing the causes of the incident. Interestingly, when approached for comments, Biplab Das, station superintendent chose to refrain from commenting. �The matter is critical and we are looking into the incident,� Das told media persons.

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Three bogies of train gutted

SILCHAR, June 9 - At least three compartments of the 12507 up Silchar-Thiruvananthapuram Express were gutted in a major fire which broke out in the early hours on Sunday.

According to sources, the train which departs from Silchar twice in a week had reached here on Friday. The fire broke out mysteriously on the S9 sleeper class coach, close to the pantry car of the express train which was stationed at platform number four at the Silchar railway station.

�We could see massive smoke coming out of the windows of the train and soon the flames blew up heavily,� claimed the onlookers, most of whom had come to see off the passengers of Silchar Agartala express that departed as per schedule.

On the other hand, many have claimed this to be the first major incident since 2015 when broad gauge trains started plying from Silchar. Fire fighters plunged into action to bring the fire under control. However, there are no reports of any casualty so far as authorities at the Silchar Railway station are probing the causes of the incident. Interestingly, when approached for comments, Biplab Das, station superintendent chose to refrain from commenting. �The matter is critical and we are looking into the incident,� Das told media persons.