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Puri-Hatia express train caught fire

 Puri:22/3/19: At least three air-conditioned coaches of Puri-Hatia express train caught fire on Friday at Puri railway station.

All passengers are safe and no casualties were reported. The train was there at the platform no.-4 and there were no occupants in the train when the fire mishap took place.

Fire brigade personnel later doused the fire after an hour long fire-fighting operation.

Electrical short circuit at one of the AC coaches led to the outbreak of fire. A departmental inquiry is however on to ascertain the exact cause and detect lapses, if any, on part of train staffs, said east coast railway officials.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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