19 dead, 132 injured as passenger train derails in Maharashtra
According to Raigad police control room, 19 passengers were killed and around 132 injured in the mishap which occurred in a remote area. However, a railways spokesman in New Delhi put the number of those killed at 13. Of the injured passengers, a majority were being treated at Roha government hospital and the rest at Nagothane primary health centre, it said.
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.The railways ordered an inquiry and railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 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.
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.
Konkan Railway has arranged for state transport buses from Konkan region to be diverted via various Konkan Railway stations on the way to Mumbai.