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Mumbai: Five injured as local train derails near Mahim on Harbour Line

Four coaches of CSMT-Andheri Dn Harbor local train was derailed near Mahin station.

mumbai Updated: Aug 25, 2017 12:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Passengers travel on the footboards of a suburban local train in Mumbai.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

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

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

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.

“Restoration of 4 coaches of CSMT-Andheri Dn Harbor local expected in 3 hrs. 5 passengers with minor injuries given first 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.

First Published: Aug 25, 2017 12:54 IST