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Train derailment between Nagothane and Roha near Mumbai; 8 passengers dead


Mumbai, An engine and three coaches of Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed on Sunday morning near Nagothane in Maharashtra's Raigarh district.The mishap took place between Nagothane and Roha stations just outside a tunnel.Some passengers reportedly suffered minor injuries but no casualties have been reported so far.Police said the incident occurred in a tunnel near Nidi village, when the engine of Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train and four bogies derailed at around 10 AM.

Many passengers were injured in the mishap but their exact number is not yet known. The injured passengers are being rushed to Roha for medical treatment, police said.
Railways today ordered an inquiry into derailment of a passenger train on Konkan route in Raigad district of Maharashtra and announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for those killed in the accident.Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said Commissioner, Railway Safety, Chetan Bakshi will conduct the inquiry and has rushed to the site.