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Railways orders high-level probe as 6 injured in Mumbai train derailment

Railways has instituted a high-level inquiry under commissioner of railway safety into the Mahim train derailment case on Friday.

Six persons were injured after suburban train derailed near Mahim station around 9.55am.

Out of 6, 5 were discharged after the treatment and one is still admitted to hospital with a leg fracture.

Officials said that commuters who were injured were those who had jumped off the train after the derailment.

Train service hit between Wadala and Andheri on the Harbour line caused inconvenience to other passengers.

This is the third incident after two major derailments.

“The railways will bear the expenses of hospital treatment of injured. Besides we have announced ex gratia of Rs 25,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 5,000 each to each of other five injured persons. Senior railway officers inspected the site and an inquiry has been instituted,” said a senior Western Railway official.

He added that those who were injured were commuters who had jumped in panic. 

Sources said one cannot rule out the possibility of passengers being thrown off train due to the derailment.

“The restoration work was being carried out on a war footing and the train was derailed within five hours,” an official said.

“Since it is a public holiday, there was no peak hour office rush. But a detailed probe will be carried out to ascertain the cause of derailment. Also, there will be inspection of tracks to find out whether poor maintenance was the cause of derailment,” an official.



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