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Pantograph parts of Karjat-CST train wound three commuters at Ambernath

THE ASIAN AGE. | ARPIKA BHOSALE
Published : Aug 20, 2017, 2:23 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2017, 2:23 am IST

Three passengers were injured: Kamlesh Hargun Das Vadhwani (45) from Ulhasnagar, Vinay Baba Sahab Bedekar (17) and Sachin Janardan (32).

Kamlesh Vadhwani injured his foot in the accident.
 Kamlesh Vadhwani injured his foot in the accident.

Mumbai: In a freak accident on Saturday afternoon, a pantograph of a Karjat-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train came apart when it got entangled in the overhead wire and the pieces of the same hit four passengers of the train travelling in its luggage compartment as well a passengers from an opposite train at Ambernath.

A pantograph is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train to collect power through contact with an overhead wire. The incident occurred between 2.30 pm and 3 pm on Saturday and caused 20 trains to be cancelled while the injured were rushed to Kalyan railway hospital, to tend to their injuries.

Three passengers were injured: Kamlesh Hargun Das Vadhwani (45) from Ulhasnagar, Vinay Baba Sahab Bedekar (17) and Sachin Janardan (32).

It is still not certain exactly what happened, but railway officials have said that they will look into how an incident like this does on repeat itself.

Tags: chhatrapati shivaji terminus, accident, electric train