Local train derails in Mumbai, no injuries reported

According to officials, the coach went off the track only two minutes after the train left the platform and therefore the speed of the train was very slow. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Oct 01, 2017, 12.00 PM (IST)

The front coach of a suburban train on Sunday derailed in near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, reported ANI.

No injuries have been reported.

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The reason for the derailment still needs to be ascertained.

The Karjat bound local train whose front two wheels derailed as the train was crossing the Haj House area outside CSMT station.

According to officials, the coach went off the track only two minutes after the train left the platform and therefore the speed of the train was very slow.

There were 60 passengers in the carriage.

The incident occurred two days after a stampede at the Elphinstone Railway station in Mumbai claimed lives of 23, leaving more than 30 injured.

After the Friday incident, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal called a meeting and asked the railway officials to ensure safety. ” Passenger safety will be the topmost priority,” said Goel in the meeting held at Mumbai.

In the month of September, five trains had derailed out which three went off the train on September 7.

A report by the government claimed that the process to renovate the tracks will begin soon.