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Another commuter falls from Mumbai local, dies

A 45-year-old man died after allegedly falling from a local train between Kopar and Diva railway stations, it is the third such incident in a week, police said on Wednesday

Niteen Chavan, a resident of Thane’s Dombivali township, fell from a crowded suburban train between Kopar and Diva stations on the Central Railway line at around 9 PM on Tuesday, they said. Chavan was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said, adding that it could not be established from which local train the victim fell.

The Dombivali railway police have registered a case of accidental death and are further probing the matter.

Notably, this is the third incident of fall from the crowded local trains in a week. On November 27, 21-year-old youth Bhavesh Nakhate had died after falling from a crowded train between Kopar and Diva railway stations. In another mishap, 32-year-old Khopoli resident, who was traveling in a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound train, fell between Kalwa and Thane stations and succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

Several residents of Dombivali on Tuesday held a protest against the growing incidences of deaths after falling from local trains.

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