Mumbai: Engine collision at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus injures five railway staff

Updated: Nov 26, 2017, 14:46 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar

Five railway staffers were injured when a single diesel locomotive engine suddenly rolled down and collided with another engine at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) yard around 2 am on Saturday

Five railway staffers were injured when a single diesel locomotive engine suddenly rolled down and collided with another engine at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) yard around 2 am on Saturday. Sources said a WDG3A-class diesel locomotive (No. 14814) had hauled the Koyna Express earlier in the day and stabled on Line 13 at CSMT. During shunting operations, it rolled down and collided sideways with another engine, a WDS6-class shunter (No. 36115) which was moving in the washing-side.

The engines collided at the CSMT yard late Friday night
The engines collided at the CSMT yard late Friday night

After the collision, both locomotives derailed and two fitter staff, one pointsman, the driver and assistant driver of the shunter engine were injured. Two Accident Relief Trains were called from Kurla and Kalyan to re-rail the locomotives and restore the lines. All injured were taken by the railway ambulance to Byculla Railway Hospital where they are recuperating, and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

Confirming the incident, a Central Railway spokesperson said that the yard accident is being inquired into by a committee of three officers. No rail traffic was affected in the course of this accident.

2am The time of incident

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