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Mumbai: 4 Suspended in Train-Truck Collision on Kandivali-Borivali Railway Track

The accident took place, on Monday, July 20, at 12.30 pm, after the Paschim Express train departing from Mumbai's Bandra Terminus heading to Punjab's Amritsar banged a truck with construction material on a track between Kandivali and Borivali station, stunning the onlookers as well as the passengers inside the train. No casualties were reported, Western Railway informed.

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The Western Railway acted against four of it’s personnels including a superintendent rank official after an express train collided with a truck, on Monday, July 20, at 12.30 pm, on a railway track on the Kandivali-Borivali line, resulting into infructuous halting of the passenger train for 45 minutes.

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The accident took place, on Monday, July 20, at 12.30 pm, after the Paschim Express train departing from Mumbai’s Bandra Terminus heading to Punjab’s Amritsar banged a truck with construction material on a track between Kandivali and Borivali station, stunning the onlookers as well as the passengers inside the train. No casualties were reported, Western Railway informed.

The officials who were suspended included Kandivali Station Superintendent, Pointsman, Traffic Inspector and another Kandivali Station Superintendent.

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“Kandivali Station Superintendent BV Samant, pointsman Bharat Solanki, Traffic Inspector MS Shaikh & Kandivali Station Superintendent Vinod Dalvi have been suspended on truck-train side collision case in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Case registered against the truck driver,” stated Western Railway, quoted ANI.

The truck is reported to belong to a contractor who is also informed of the incident as the driver, Prakash Sambhali Thoke (57), of the truck was booked. The truck was displaced from the spot while the same was impounded by the police. The train engine after the collision was seen with multiple dents due to the hard-hitting clash. The train continued its journey after halting for 45 minutes.

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