Prabhu orders inquiry into Churchgate train accident
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday ordered a probe into a freak accident at Churchgate Station, wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting services on the Western Railway line. "Ordered enquiry into <g data-gr-id="11">freak</g> accident at Churchgate. All lapses of any kind... responsibility will be fixed, action will be taken," he tweeted.
After the incident, the Western Railway launched an inquiry and suspended motorman LS Tiwari, guard Ajay Gohil and loco inspector MG Verma of the locomotive. The train, coming from Bhayander, rammed into the dead end on platform No. 3 of Churchgate station at 11.20am, as the motorman failed to stop the train in time. As a result, its first coach jumped onto the south-end concourse of the platform.