Bengaluru: The Tatanagar-Yesvantpur Superfast Express that started from Yeshwantpur and was bound to Tatanagar in Jharkhand caught fire in the wee hours of Tuesday at East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.

The fire started in the pantry car of the train. A railway staff noticed the fire and immediately informed the officers. The car was separated from other bogies of the train, saving hundreds of lives.

The incident occurred at 2 am and no injuries or casualties have been reported so far. But the pantry car has been completely destroyed. The staff tried to douse the fire, but they did not succeed.

The Tatanagar-Yesvantpur Superfast Express belongs to South Eastern Railway zone that runs between Tatanagar junction and Yeshwantpur junction. It is currently being operated with 12889/12890 train numbers on a weekly basis.