Empty tanker on Oxygen Express catches fire in Telangana

The mishap occurred near Pedapalli in Telangana as the train was making its way from Hyderabad to Raichur.

Hyderabad: An Oxygen Express train carrying empty oxygen tankers from Telangana to Karnataka caught fire enroute on Saturday.

The mishap occurred near Pedapalli in Telangana as the train was making its way from Hyderabad to Raichur.

Officials said the mishap occurred as the train was nearing Pedapalli, and one of the tankers got engulfed in flames.

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The train was stopped by railway officials, who immediately alerted the fire service and the police department.

The burning tanker was delinked and towed away from the train, and the fire brought under control.

While a live electric cable was there above the tanker, officials said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The Oxygen Express resumed its journey later.

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