Five people, including four rail gangmen, were killed and one person was injured in separate railway accidents in the city on Sunday.
The first incident occurred near Kalyan station at 9.49am when four gangmen, engaged in maintenance work on the fast tracks, did not notice the approaching Kolhapur-bound Koyna Express.
The train, running at more than 50kmph, mowed down all four before stopping at Kalyan. The engine driver informed the station master about the incident who alerted the railway police and medical staff at Kalyan railway station.
“All the four were found lying in pools of blood with multiple injuries and bruises,” a senior railway police officer, who reached the site, about a kilometre from Kalyan station, with porters and stretchers, told dna. The bodies were brought by local train to Kalyan and from there to the Kalyan-Dombivli municipal corporation’s Rukminibai Hospital.
Hospital doctors declared railway employees Jaichand Gangaram, 50, Dattaram Deuji, 50, Pandurang, 50, and Hari Nana, 55, “brought dead”.
Central Railway spokesperson Ashok Kumar Singh said: “Among the deceased, Hari Nana was the flagman. The railway administration is conducting an inquiry. The incident has left us shocked.”
In another incident, a passenger fell off a running local between Goregaon and Malad stations around 3.10pm. Mohammed Shah, 20, a resident of Malad, boarded the semi-fast Churchgate-bound train at Malad with his friends. He was travelling on the footboard while his friends were sitting inside. When the train was somewhere between Malad and Goregaon, he fell off the train.
Around 3pm, near Malad another commuter, Mohammed Albi, fell off a crowded Borivli slow train.
Albi, a resident of Golibar Road in Santa Cruz (East), however, escaped with minor injuries. He was taken to Bhagwati Hospital, given first aid, and discharged.