Mangaluru, Aug 16, 2016: Palakkad Railway Division PRO, Gopinath, stated to PTI here that a minor fire broke out in the engine of the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Maveli Express from Mangaluru, as it was passing Cheruvathur in Kasargod district causing panic.
No casualties were reported in the incident, railway sources said. The loco pilot put off the fire with the help of local people and police, they said. The train was brought to Nileshwaram where a substitute engine was attached and the express left on its onward journey after a delay of about 2 hours.
Normal traffic prevailed soon. Three other trains which suffered delays are-- Malabar Express bound for the state capital, Mangaluru-Kacheguda Express and Byndoor-Kannur Passenger.