Updated: August 2, 2018 7:00:18 pm
Panic gripped passengers of a Mumbai local train when a snake was spotted inside a coach coiled around a fan. The green snake was spotted in the first class coach of 8:33 am Titwala-CSMT train. The serpent left people in a frenzy and subsequently someone pulled the chain near Thane.
Photos and videos recorded by frightened passengers are going viral and some on Twitter even claimed that the snake was ‘de-boarded’ shortly. The three-feet snake which appeared to be a green vine snake is mildly poisonous and is known to prey upon small insects and frogs.
Terming it mischief, Central Railway chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi told PTI that the train had already made two trips since 4:32am and the snake appeared only in the third trip. “It is mischief on the part of somebody. The Railway Protection Force in on the job to nab the culprit. This rake had completed two trips since 4:32 am and hadn’t gone to the yard in between,” Udasi said. “We are scanning videos of the incident to find out how the snake managed to appear in the coach all of a sudden,” he said.
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