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Updated January 10th, 2024 at 18:49 IST

Vande Bharat Express STOPPED MIDWAY After Passenger Smokes Inside Lavatory

A passenger's decision to smoke inside a toilet aboard the Mumbai-Jalna Vande Bharat Express led to a false fire alarm.

Isha Bhandari
 Vande Bharat
File photo of a Vande Bharat train. | Image:PTI
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Mumbai: A passenger's decision to smoke inside a toilet aboard the Mumbai-Jalna Vande Bharat Express led to a false fire alarm and an automatic activation of the fire extinguisher, forcing an abrupt stop on Tuesday, January 9. 

The train, operating at high speed, came to a standstill, causing momentary panic among passengers.

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Fire Extinguisher Prompts Emergency Stop 

The misstep by the unidentified passenger resulted in the activation of the automatic fire extinguisher, prompting the emergency stop. 

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The incident unfolded at the Nashik railway station, where the passenger was subsequently detained and escorted off the Vande Bharat Express. 

A video capturing the passenger's removal from the train has now gone viral on social media.

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This occurrence bears striking resemblance to a similar incident in August of the previous year when a ticketless passenger smoking inside a toilet triggered an aerosol fire extinguisher on the Tirupati-Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express. 

The train, then in coach C-13, faced a similar emergency stop after passing Gudur in Andhra Pradesh. 

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The offender was apprehended following the incident. 

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Published January 10th, 2024 at 18:49 IST

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