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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in goods train wagon, 10 long-distance trains halted

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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in goods train wagon, 10 long-distance trains halted

A fire broke out in two wagons of a goods train near Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra late on Thursday night, as a result of which at least 10 long-distance trains were halted, police said.

According to an official, the incident took place around 11 pm between Dahanu Road and Vangaon Railway Stations.

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The fire brigade, Railway Police Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) were rushed to the spot, he said, adding the blaze was doused around 2 am on Friday.

The overhead electric wire melted due to the heat as a result of which at least 10 long-distance trains were halted, the official said.

Work is on to remove the burnt wagons from the tracks and to repair the overhead wires. A probe is underway to ascertain the exact cause of the fire, he said.

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