Tension was created when the Intercity Air conditioned train catching fire on its way to Jaffna. The engine of the train had suddenly caught fire while the train travelling between Chavakachcheri and Meesalai.
The train was stopped immediately and the Jaffna Fire Brigade was informed immediately. The Fire brigade went to the spot and doused the fire. Little later the train resumed its journey . The Technical unit at the station said that the fire was caused by engine trouble.