A concrete slab on Platform 1 at Vasai station collapsed around 9:00 am on Tuesday. The slab, which was located at the end of the staircase, Commuters were walking towards the platform from Anand Nagar when the slab caved in. Those standing on the platform for trains came to the rescue of the victims. While most sustained bruises, at least three to four commuters sustained serious injuries and have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
Western Railway services were badly hit because of the derailment at Lower Parel, about 50 passengers were waiting on the drain culvert for arrival of the train outside Vasai station’s platform number one. The concrete slab on the drain caved in and many fell into it. Fellow passengers quickly came to the rescue and managed to get most of the passengers out in no time. As of 10:30 am, 15 passengers have been reported injured. Railway authorities have surveyed and cordoned off the area for the time being.
A slab outside Vasai station collapsed today morning.
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