A local train crashed into the dead end of a platform at the Churchgate station in Mumbai, injuring five passengers and disrupting the suburban train services on the Western Railway line. Following the incident, the Western Railway (WR) has launched an inquiry and suspended the motorman of the local, its guard and loco inspector.
The speeding train, coming from Bhayander, rammed into the dead end on platform number 3 of Churchgate station at about 11.20 AM, as the motorman failed to stop the train in time. As a result, its first coach jumped onto the south-end concourse of the platform. Due to the impact, the wheels of the first coach were seen hanging in the air, ripping apart all the technical equipment in its lower part and also the overhead wire on upper side.
A CCTV captured the exact moment the accident happened.
This could have been much, much worse.
— Traffline Mumbai (@TrafflineMUM) June 28, 2015
(Inputs from PTI)
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