Minister inspects Mumbai accident site

Published: 21st July 2012 10:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2012 10:46 AM   |  A+A-

Passengers of Vidarbha Express, which collided with a derailed suburban train at Kasara near here on Thursday, said the engine  driver could not avert the collision, though he applied emergency brakes after noticing the emergency flashers on the derailed train. This resulted in two coaches piling on each other.

Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa, along with chairman of the Railway Board Vinay Mittal and other officials, inspected the accident site and met the injured at the hospital.

Railway officials hope to get the track operational by Saturday morning.

The mishap had resulted in the death of one person . At least 70 people were injured. The incident occurred between Kasara and Umbernali railway stations on the central railway at 9.30 pm.

The Mumbai-bound suburban local train had derailed after being hit by large boulders that rolled down the valley, following a landslide. In the impact, some of the coaches of the suburban train had fallen on the nearby tracks.

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