3 workers run over by Mumbai-bound Tejas Express

3 workers run over by Mumbai-bound Tejas Express
The incident took place when the victims were crossing the tracks near Jite railway station in Pen area of Raigad (Representational Image, Courtesy: India Rail Info)

Three workers were killed after bring run over by a Mumbai-bound Tejas Express in Raigad, Maharashtra on Sunday night.

According to officials, the incident took place yesterday night when the victims were working on tracks near Jite railway station in Pen area of Raigad, located around 66 km from Mumbai.

While the workers were crossing the track, they did not see the approaching train and got hit by it. All three died on the spot.

The deceased were labourers hired on a contractual basis by the railways. They were identified as Ashok Bari (30), Nimsingh Gulkar (40) and Ajay Dandodiya (18), all hailing from Madhya Pradesh.

The bodies were sent to a state-run hospital for post mortem, and an accidental death report was registered at the Dadar Sagari police station in Raigad.

Tejas Express is a fully air-conditioned train which runs between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Karmali station in Goa. It was introduced among much fanfare in May 2017.

Per official data by Indian Railways, close to 50,000 people have lost their lives after being hit by trains between 2015 and 2017.

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