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Heavy rains lash Mumbai; 2700 passengers stranded onboard Mahalaxmi Express

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2019, 11:37 IST
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Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express, with 2700 passengers on board, was stranded as torrential rainfall continued to batter Mumbai on Saturday.

The train is held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.

Speaking to ANI, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railways Sunil Udasi said Railway Protection Force and City police have reached the site where the train is held up, and biscuits and water is being distributed to the stranded passengers.

"We request passengers of Mahalaxmi Express not to get down from the train. The train is in a safe place. Staff, RPF and City Police are on the train to look after you. Please wait for advice from NDRF and other disaster management authorities," he appealed to passengers.

 

First published: 27 July 2019, 10:54 IST
 
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