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Help arrived within an hour: KRC chief

Vijay Singh in Raigad | June 16, 2004 14:42 IST
Last Updated: June 16, 2004 16:17 IST


Konkan Railway Corporation Managing Director B Rajaram said the landslide that led the Mangalore-Mumbai Matsyagandha Express to derail between
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Vir and Karanjadi stations near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra early on Wednesday morningoccurred just when the train was passing by the spot.

"The first boulders rolled down and hit the engine causing it to jumpthe rails and fall off the bridge, pulling three bogies down with it." he told reporters at the spot.

Official figures say 15 people were killed and 69 injured in the mishap. But reports from the spot said that around 20 people have been killed and over 100 injured.

The injured have been taken to hospitals in Mahad, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai.

Rajaram said the KRC's Emergency Coordination Group alerted all nearby hospitals just minutes after the mishap and help arrived at the spot in an hour's time.

He said the bogies hanging from the bridge were likely to be lifted by late evening. Track repairs he said, however, would take longer.



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Sub: correction in the report

dear sir, mahad is hardly 25 km from the accident site. and only four boggies are derailed, to be precise. mahad MIDC people were among ...


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Sub: Konkan Rail Mishap

A suggestion to konkan railway.It is quite some time that the Konkan Rail line is in service.It is high time that it is stabilised.The accidents ...


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