In yet another train derailment, seven bogies of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express have derailed near Asangaon, on the outskirts of Thane, on Tuesday, August 29.

 

No casualty has been reported so far. However, 20 passengers reportedly suffered minor injuries. The incident occurred at around 6.30 am, around 40 kms north on the outskirts of Mumbai.

 

ANI quoted officials from Central Railway saying that they are arranging buses for the stranded passengers while doctors and senior officers are already at site of the accident.

Train no 12290 was heading to Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai from Nagpur and the incident occurred between the Asangaon and Vashind stations.

 

Central Railway spokesperson AK Jain said the derailed coaches include the engine.

It is speculated that heavy rains in the Kasara Ghats through which the lines run is the reason for the derailment.

Railway authorities have directed Accident Relief Medical Vans towards the site.

 

This is the third derailment in a month.

On August 20, 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks, killing 24 people and injuring 40 in Muzaffarnagar. The impact of the accident was so severe that one of the coaches could be seen mounted on another while another coach had crashed into a building along the tracks.

On August 23, the Delhi-bound Kaifiat Express derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh. Seventy four people were injured with no deaths reported.