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One killed, nine hurt as local train derails; traffic disrupted

One person was killed Thursday and nine others were injured, five of them seriously, when five coaches of a suburban train derailed near Titwala in neighbouring Thane district, affecting rail traffic.

‘Five coaches of N-18 (Kasara-CST) local derailed between Titwala and Ambivli stations (61-km from CST) at 2.30 PM Thursday, resulting in the death of one person and grievous injuries to five including the guard,’ a statement from the Central Railway said.

The deceased has been identified as Dhawal Mayur Lodha (25). Of the total 9 injured, four persons have been admitted to a private hospital while four are undergoing treatment at the Railway hospital in Kalyan, it said. One person was discharged after primary medical aid.

The derailment of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound local train threw traffic on the Central line out of gear.

Rail traffic on the up and down lines between Kalyan and Titwala has been suspended due to the accident, Railways said.

A break-down train and medical van have reached the accident site with senior officials as efforts are underway to restore traffic flow in the affected section, the statement added.
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