Mumbai: Three women run over by express train while crossing tracks

Updated: Nov 19, 2017, 16:33 IST | A Correspondent | Mumbai

Three women were on Saturday killed after they were run over by an express train while crossing tracks between suburban Malad and Goregaon stations, a senior Western Railway (WR) official said

Four women contract labourers of the railways were run over by a long-distance train between Malad and Goregaon stations on Saturday afternoon. While three died on the spot, one has sustained multiple injuries and is battling for life. According to the Government Railway Police (GRP), the incident took place around 12.15 pm on Saturday when the women were returning from work. They were heading towards Malad station when they suddenly spotted an oncoming fast train. To escape it, they crossed over to the next track, but did not notice the Bandra-Indore Express on that track. The train hit them from behind.

Three women run over by express train in Mumbai
The women were crossing tracks between suburban Malad and Goregaon stations

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The deceased have been identified as Anita Bhaiyyalal Shinde, 32, Jaya Raju Khatawase, 30, and Suhani Gajanan Bhoryalay, 18. Sunita Gajanan Bhoryalay, 38, survived the accident. While Anita, Sunita and Jaya are sisters, Suhani was Anita's daughter. All hail from Madhya Pradesh and were living in Jogeshwari. Senior inspector Shailendra Dhivar, GRP, Borivli, confirmed the incident. "Four women were run over by the train in which three have died and one has sustained severe injuries," he said. An Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered, and the bodies have been sent for an autopsy to Bhagwati Hospital.

The spot where the accident took place on Saturday noon
The spot where the accident took place on Saturday noon

"It was a very unfortunate incident. The work site is far from the nearest station. The workers were crossing the rail tracks when the incident occurred," chief public relations officer Ravinder Bhakar said.'

12.15 PM
Time of incident

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