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18 killed, 124 injured after passenger train derails on Konkan route

The exact number of casualties is not known as it was a remote area and rescue operations is still on.

Seventeen people were killed and 120 injured when the engine and four bogies of a passenger train derailed on Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra's Raigad district on May 4. (Express Photo)

The incident occurred just outside a tunnel near Nidi village, when the engine of Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train and four bogies derailed at around 10 AM between Nagothane and Roha railway stations. (Express Photo: Prakash Nadkar)

The death toll rose as more bodies and injured persons were found trapped when the overturned bogies were being removed, a police official said. Rescue operations were underway, police said. (Express Photo: Prakash Nadkar)

Eleven bodies were sent to Nagothane primary health centre for postmortem, while six were taken to government hospital at Roha, the police control room said. (Express Photo: Prakash Nadkar)

Following the mishap, services on Konkan Railway route were suspended. According to railway authorities, some trains were diverted via Panvel-Lonavala-Pune-Miraj-Londa-Madgaon and a few cancelled. (Express Photo: Prakash Nadkar)

The Railways ordered an inquiry and Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of the kin those killed in the accident, Rs 50,000 for the grievously hurt and Rs 10,000 for passengers who suffered minor injuries. (Express Photo)

The Railways also started two helpline-- Thane -- 022-25334840 and Panwel--022-27468. The helpline numbers on which passengers can contact Konkan Railway are 02352-228176 / 228951 / 228954, and 022-27561721/3/4. (Express Photo)

The location of the accident site has made it difficult to carry out the rescue work and to restore the traffic swiftly. (Express Photo)

The spot where the bogeys derailed is near a tunnel, with a hill slope on one side. (Express Photo)

Rescue workers are trying to extricate bodies trapped under bogies that overturned after derailment. (Express Photo)

Following the mishap, the services on Konkan Railway route were suspended. (Express Photo)

The accident occurred just outside a tunnel near Nidi village, when the engine and four out of 20 bogies of Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed between Nagothane and Roha railway stations, about 120 km from Mumbai. (Express Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Coaches of the ill-fated Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train, derailed between Nagothane and Roha railway stations, about 120 kms from Mumbai today, killing 17 passengers, were conventional coaches, which are prone to capsize in case of derailment. (Express Photo)

While two coaches derailed, two coaches were capsized after the derailment of the passenger train today and maximum casualty occured in capsized caoches, said a senior Railway Ministry official. (Express Photo)

The rescuers used gas cutters to open the derailed coaches to reach those trapped inside. (Express Photo)

Train movement in the area was suspended as the derailed coaches and the rescue operation blocked an adjacent track as well. (Express Photo)

Railway accidents are common in India, which has one of the world's largest train networks and serves 20 million passengers a day. (Express Photo)

Kin of passengers waiting for the information of their relatives. (Express Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

The rescue operations are underway. (Express Photo: Prashant Nadkar)