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Suburban trains collide in Mumbai, 6 injured

Last updated on: August 09, 2009 19:28 IST

Six persons were injured after a local train collided with a stationary train at Mumbai's suburban Mahim station of Western Railway following a signal failure on Sunday afternoon.

A Borivali-bound train stationed at platform No 1 at the Mahim station was hit by another train which was going to Andheri after there was a failure in signal control, Western railway officials said.

"Six persons who were travelling in the Borivali-bound train have suffered minor bruises. They have been administered first aid by the railway doctor at Mahim," they said.

A woman passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment.

Services on the western line were delayed by 15 to 20 minutes due to the collision.

Photograph: People look at damaged local trains at a platform in Mumbai
Image: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

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