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Two coaches of Indore-Daund train derail at Lonavala station, no casualties

The train had slowed down to take a halt at the station when the wheels of the two coaches at the rear end came off the rails at around 7.50 am.

TWO coaches of Indore-Daund Special (02944) derailed near Lonavala Railway station on Monday morning. Around 80 passengers travelling in these two coaches were shifted to the other coaches and no casualties were reported, said officials.

The train had slowed down to take a halt at the station when the wheels of the two coaches at the rear end came off the rails at around 7.50 am.

According to the Central Railway officials, the train had departed from Indore and via Vasai near Mumbai was heading towards the Lonavala railway station around 7:50 am on Monday. The official said the rear three coaches including the guard’s coach got detailed just before it was about to enter the Lonavala railway station platform. The train was brought to a halt immediately.

“After detaching two derailed coaches at the site, the front portion with all passengers left safely for the destination at 9.27 am. No line movement is affected. UP and Down line traffic is running. The Re-railment work is in full swing,” said Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway.

(With inputs from ENS, Pune)

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