Railways

5 injured as suburban train derails near Mahim

MUMBAI: Four coaches of a suburban train derailed near Mahim station on the Harbour Line on August 25 morning, injuring five passengers, Western Railway said.

The derailment affected train movement on the Wadala-Andheri section, a railway official said, reports PTI.

The local train, which started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), was on its way to Andheri station when a problem was detected in the overhead equipment (that supplies power for train movement) near Mahim station.

The train was to be shifted to another track because of the problem. Four front coaches derailed as it was reversing from the platform around 9.55 am, Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhatkar said.

Efforts were on to rerail the coaches as soon as possible, he said.

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“Restoration of 4 coaches of CSMT-Andheri Dn Harbor local expected in 3 hrs. 5 psngrs with minor injuries gvn 1st aid,” Western Railway said in a tweet.

Train movement on the Wadala-Andheri section was affected due to the derailment. However, all western main lines in the Churchgate-Virar section were unaffected, Bhatkar said.

An inquiry would be instituted to ascertain the cause of the incident, he said.

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