A day after a local train crashed into the dead end at the Churchgate station here, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an enquiry into the mishap. Five passengers were injured in the incident. Prabhu took to twitter to share the information.
The speeding train, coming from Bhayander, rammed into the dead end on platform number 3 of Churchgate station at about 11.20 am, as the motorman failed to stop the train in time. As a result, its first coach jumped onto the south-end concourse of the platform.
The impact of the train’s collision with the platform’s dead end was so huge that the wheels of the first coach got hanged into the air, ripping apart all the technical equipment in its lower part and also the overhead wire.
Following the incident, the Western Railway (WR) has launched an inquiry and suspended the motorman of the local, its guard and loco inspector.