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In 30 mins, two death on tracks

On Thursday night, two men, who were crossing the tracks between Malad and Kandivli stations, were run over by trains within 30 minutes. Only one of the deceased has been identified.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2010 00:19 IST
HT Correspondent

Most ignore the railways' warning to not cross tracks and some even pay with their lives.

On Thursday night, two men, who were crossing the tracks between Malad and Kandivli stations, were run over by trains within 30 minutes. Only one of the deceased has been identified.

This year, more than 784 people have been killed while crossing railway tracks.

At 9.32 pm, an unidentified man crossing the tracks did not see the Borivli-bound fast train approaching him because of the heavy rain.

But before he could get off the railway track or the motorman could react, the train hit him.

"There was no identify proof or diary to help us trace him," said an official from the Borivli Government Railway Police (GRP).

At 10 pm, an outstation train headed to Bhavnagar crushed Borivli resident Baban Bind (40) to death. He too was crossing the tracks between Malad and Kandivli stations.

Bind, who lived at Kajupada, was a fitter at an Andheri firm. “It was raining heavily and hence visibility was low. Before the motorman could stop the train, Baban was knocked down,” said P.M. Karyakarte, senior police inspector of the Borivli GRP.

Both bodies were taken to Bhagwati Hospital.

“It is against the law to cross the tracks but how much ever you try tell people they continue doing it. During rains, it becomes more dangerous because visibility is low and there are chances of slipping on the tracks,” Karyakarte said.