The passengers of Guntur-bound passenger train were scared out of their wits when fumes gushed out from the engine and train was stopped to a screeching halt at Bommireddypalli, 25 km from here, on Thursday. The crew of the train could not diagnose the problem immediately .

The crew sought help from the divisional headquarters for toeing the stranded train. Meanwhile, the passengers got off the train and left the place though various modes of transport.