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Churchgate accident: Mumbai local overshoots course

On Sunday morning the Churchgate-Bhayander bound train’s rake came crashing into the platform at a speed of 30 kmph while entering Churchgate railway station.

On Sunday morning, the Churchgate-Bhayander bound train’s rake came crashing into the platform at a speed of 30 kmph while entering Churchgate railway station. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

The collision occurred at 11.20 am Sunday, injuring five passengers, including the motorman who was subsequently suspended. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

"The work is on of removing the coach, it is likley to take whole night. It is almost a loss of Rs. 8 crore to the railways. There is no possibility of restoring the coach," said Sunil Kumar Sood, General Manager, Western Railway. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Almost 50 persons were engaged in the restoration for more than 12 hours after the incident took place. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

The Railway Protection Force personnel were stationed to control the mob gathering at the platform. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Police officials armed with batons and blowing their whistles kept the public from getting injured again, even as people kept flocking to take selfies. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

“For the public, this is exciting. For us, this is a nightmare. We were lucky that this did not happen on a Monday morning,” said a RPF constable. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)