Three die after falling off trains

January 01, 2013 - 1:34:47 am


Mumbai: Three people were killed after falling from three different over-crowded suburban local trains here, police said  yesterday. 

“Three people were killed when they fell out of three different trains on the central line,” a government railway police official said. Two of the victims were identified as Dipesh Kadam, 22, and Ashok Shelar, 34, he said. While commuters claimed that the trains were over-crowded due to maintenance activity undertaken during weekends, Central Railways officials claimed that the work had ended at 6 am.

“We believe the delay in arrival and departure of local trains was owing to signal errors,” a Central Railway official said.