5 hurt as RMV rams against Konkan Kanya Express

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Mumbai, Nov 28 (UNI) One Konkan Railway employee suffered serious injuries while four passengers sustained minor injuries when a Railway Maintenance Vehicle (RMV) collided with Konkan Kanya Express near Ratnagiri early this morning.

Three of the four injured passengers continued with their onward journey after receiving first-aid, while the fourth passenger has been admitted to a local hospital, a Konkan Railway official said today.

According to the official, the accident occurred when the RMV collided with Mumbai-bound Konkan Kanya Express from the rear, within the Karbude tunnel between Ukshi and Bhoke stations.

''The collision occurred due to sudden chain pulling by some passengers in the S-2 coach of the train,'' the official said.

Following the accident, the authorities immediately rushed the accident relief medical van. Senior Konkan Railway officers, including the Regional Railway Manager and Senior Medical Officer, reached the site and attended to the injured passengers.

Steps were taken to clear the route and rail traffic on the route was restored within four hours.

Passengers of the train were taken to Sangameshwar station for their onward journey.

Konkan Railway Managing Director Anurag Mishra has announced Rs 5,000 as ex-gratia amount to the injured, which was later paid to them, the official added.

UNI

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