Mumbai: Dumper hits train, services delayed

The dumper was working on labelling work between Khandeshwar and Panvel stations when it lost control and hit the walls of the train. No casualties were, however, reported.

| Mumbai | Updated: June 17, 2016 1:35:56 am
Mumbai, Mumbai Dumper, Dumper, Mumbai train services, train services, Harbour Line, Panvel station, mumbai news The dumper hit a Thane-bound running train near Panvel station

A dumper crashed into a running Thane-bound train near Panvel station on the Harbour Line Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred around 1.10 pm when the train had just left Khandeshwar station on the Trans-Harbour line.

The dumper was working on labelling work between Khandeshwar and Panvel stations when it lost control and hit the walls of the train. No casualties were, however, reported.

Officials from the Government Railway police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) later rushed to the spot. The dumper was removed from the spot by 2 pm.

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The driver of the dumper allegedly fled after the incident. Sachin Bhalode, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, RPF, Central Railway, said parts of the third and fourth coaches of the train got hit by the dumper.

Ten services were cancelled while others remained behind schedule throughout the day. An FIR has been lodged against the dumper driver at the Panvel railway police station.

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