At least two killed in water pipe accident

At least two people have been killed when a water pipe crashed onto a packed commuter train.

Mumbai's Victoria station

Mumbai's Victoria station

The water pipeline, which local emergency services described as 'huge', fell on to the train this morning (October 23).

Water is carried into the city of Mumbai on the pipeline which smashed into a train in the north east of the city.

Local sources say the driver and a commuter were killed instantly and at least another another 12 people were injured.

All train services have been suspended on the line and water supplies have been turned off in the immediate area.

It's believed a bridge, under construction to hold the pipeline, collapsed during building work.

Emergency services are on the scene removing wreckage from the tracks, while the authorities have also closed the water supply from the pipeline, said the report.

Meanwhile, the accident forced railways to suspend all suburban services on all the lines till the tracks are cleared, said the report.

Luke Walsh


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