Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Business > PTI > Report


Toll revised to 50: Konkan Railway

June 25, 2003 22:35 IST

The Konkan Railway authorities revised the death toll to 51 in the Karwar-Mumbai holiday special derailment, which derailed between Vaibhavwadi and Rajapur stations on Sunday night.

Railway sources said in a release that 50 persons were killed and 25 injured in the mishap and the figure was wrongly quoted as 51 as one body was counted twice in inter-hospital transfers.

Thirty-six bodies have been brought to Goa Medical College in view of space constraints at Oras and Kankavli hospitals in Sidhudurg district of Maharashtra.

Dr Rajan V S Kuncolienkar (medical superintendent) of GMC said that out of 36 bodies, 20 have been identified and 14 handed over to the relatives. Sixteen bodies are at the mortuary for future identification.

The condition of 25 of the 26 patients admitted at GMC was improving, he said, adding that a resident of Sawantwadi identified as Shalak Naik, was in a serious condition.

Meanwhile, rail traffic was also restored on the route on Wednesday after the suspension of services for over two and a half days.

The KokanKanya Express left Margao for Mumbai at 1800 IST, KRC Public Relation Officer, Baban Ghatge told PTI, adding that other trains would follow as per schedule.


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 3




Sub: Konkan Incident!

our railway will always take precautionary measures after accident and loss of many lives only.


Posted by Abu Augustine





Sub: Konkan Rly accident

Why didn`t the KRC think of the cell phones and other electronic gadgets, patrolling etc. before the loss of lives? Will KRC and Indian Rly ...


Posted by d thorat





Sub: restore the schedules !

Route clearance is a welcome news; however, more important is the restoration of schedules.


Posted by chanakya




Disclaimer


Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.