As many as two coaches of the Indore-Daund particular practice derailed at Maharashtra`s Lonavala station while getting into the platform. No casualties or accidents have been reported.
“2 trolleys of rear 2 coaches ( 2nd and 3rd last ) of Indore- Daund special train derailed at Lonawala station while entering the platform. No casualties or injuries are reported. Railway Relief van is reaching the spot shortly. Other lines at Lonavala are unaffected and attempts for restoration of the line are underway,” Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Central Railway, knowledgeable.
The accident occurred on Monday morning at round 7.50 am. Rescue work is at the moment underway.
Notably, the same incident occurred 4 days in the past on September 23 in Himachal Pradesh when the practice going from Kalka to Shimla was derailed close to Barog station. This accident occurred at 7.45 am in morning. However, all the passengers survived the accident safely.
On September 21, a Mysuru-Myladuthurai Express and a truck collided in Karnataka. The truck driver had fled after the accident. This incident occurred at 8:30 pm. On seeing the truck, the motive force of the practice hit the brakes however the accident couldn’t be averted. Although all the passengers aboard the practice had survived, there was no information of any harm.
Similarly, on September 3, a BSF practice derailed in Shahjahanpur, UP. This accident occurred at round 7.45 am in morning. The eleventh coach of the practice had derailed.