Kolkata: Fire broke out at a launch named M.D Jalpath on the river ganges on Saturday. The launch was travelling from Baghbazar to Howrah. Seeing black smoke coming out of the silencer, the passengers of the launch got panic-stricken and tried yo jump into the water for safety. But the sailor of the launch assured safety to all and brought the launch to the nearby shore in Howrah. The passengers were evacuated safely and no one was harmed in the incident. It is suspected that due to the poor maintenece, the silencer of the launch caught fire.