At least 12 passengers sustained minor injuries when 11 coaches of the Gandhidham-Bengaluru Express derailed near Dombivili here early on Wednesday, a railway official said.
“The incident occurred around 2 a.m. near Dombivli on the single-line Vasai-Diva section which links the Western Raiwlay and Central Railway,” said an official of the railway control room.
Of the 11 coaches that derailed, at least two overturned and got badly damaged in the incident.
All the passengers, most of them were sleeping at the time of the accident, had a miraculous escape.
Relief and rescue teams were rushed to the scene of the accident and work on restoration of the railway traffic has started.
The Central Railway was making arrangements to put the stranded passengers on a special train to their destinations.
The railways have also set up helpline numbers at Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Vasai, Gandhidham, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodra and Bengaluru to provide information to people about their near and dear ones.