10 feared dead 50 injured as passenger train derails in Maharashtra

At least ten passengers were “feared killed” and around 50 injured when four bogies of the Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed in Maharashtra on the Konkan Railway route on Sunday. The engine and four coaches of the train derailed at about 9.30am just outside a tunnel near Nidi village. According to Raigad police, at least 10 passengers were “feared dead” and 50 injured.

The exact number of casualties was not known as it was a remote area and rescue operations were still on, they said. The injured have been taken to a local hospital while others are still being rescued from the coaches that have derailed. CR officials said that the route between Diva and Roha comes under their jurisdiction, and the officials were expediting the process of rescuing passengers.


There were also reports of a part of train being stuck inside a tunnel. However, CR public relations officer AK Singh said, “This is not true. The train had crossed the tunnel before it got derailed. Several people have been injured and we are trying to get more details about the passengers,” he stated.

The locals have come to the rescue of passengers, with many providing transport, water and medical first-aid, sources said.

 

Following the mishap, the services on Konkan Railway route were suspended. The train plies between Diva and Sawantwadi and stops at almost all stations en route.

 

 

 

 

 

Source : PTI

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