Mumbai: Bandra Amritsar special train rams into parked lorry near Kandivli station

Updated: 20 July, 2020 17:29 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar | Mumbai

There were no casualties or injuries, but Western Railway spokesperson said they will conduct an inquiry into the matter

There were no casualties or injuries to anyone in the said incident
There were no casualties or injuries to anyone in the said incident

In a freak mishap on the Western Railway corridor today, the Bandra Amritsar special train rammed into a contractor's lorry parked too close to the railway tracks near Kandivli. This is the second incident in the past two days. A similar incident involving another lorry and a local train happened on Saturday.

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Confirming the incident to mid-day, Western Railway spokesperson said it happened at around 12:30 pm and the train was detained till 1:28 pm. There were no casualties or injuries, but WR said they will conduct an inquiry into the matter.

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A similar incident took place on Saturday when a lorry came too close to a local train at Jogeshwari

"As a potential major accident was averted, the truck driver was apprehended and the vehicle seized," WR chief spokesperson Sumit Thakur said.

Later, the locomotive was changed at Borivli and the train - part of the ongoing special services to different parts of India - departed for its onward journey to Amritsar after a delay of around two hours.

On Saturday, a lorry belonging to another contractor had come too close to a suburban train near Jogeshwari and the alert motorman had stopped the train in time.

With inputs from IANS

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First Published: 20 July, 2020 14:24 IST

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