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Sikandrabad-Agartala train passengers deboard after detecting smoke in AC coach

Sikandrabad-Agartala train passengers deboard after detecting smoke in AC coach

Bhubaneswar: Even as the nation is still recovering from the shock of the Balasore train tragedy, passengers of the Sikandrabad-Agartala Express deboarded at the Berhampur railway station in Odisha on Tuesday after detecting smoke in an AC coach.

According to reports, smoke came out of the electric installations of the B5 AC coach. With the fear of the train collision still looming, passengers immediately deboarded the train and demanded a change of coach.

The train is currently stranded at the Berhampur station.

"It is reported that a minor electrical issue happened in the coach No. B-5 of Train No. 07030 Secunderabad-Agartala Express near Berhampur station. The on-duty staff attended immediately and rectified the issue," East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a statement.

In the June 2 Balasore tragedy, at least 278 people died and over 1,100 were injured after the Chennai-bound Coromandel Express, the Howrah-bound SMVP-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train were involved in a major accident near the Bahanaga Bazar railway station.

While the injured were taken to hospitals for treatment, many families are still looking for their loved ones.

A passenger train derailed after wrongly entering into a loop track by the side of the main line and rammed into a stationary goods train that was parked there. Due to the huge impact, the derailed carriages then struck the rear coaches of a second passenger train going in the opposite direction crushing the passenger section.

More than 3,000 passengers are thought to have been travelling on the two trains.

With inputs from agencies

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