Mumbai's suburban railway accidents claimed 9 lives daily in 2014

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By PTI

MUMBAI: An average of nine persons lost their lives daily due to accidents, suicides or natural deaths while on the move in suburban Mumbai Railway, the lifeline of the country’s financial capital in 2015.

The data of ‘Accidental Deaths – Year 2014’ available with the Government Railway Police (GRP) states 2,221 deaths occurred on Central Railway (CR) network and 1,202 fatalities on the Western Railway (WR).

The number of injured was 2,062 on the CR and 1,237 on the WR, the total of which comes to 3,299 last year. This means on an average eight passengers suffered injuries daily.

In 2013, a total 83 more accidental deaths were reported along the 474.66 km long railway route in comparison with the year 2014. The number of injured was 2062 on the CR and 1256 on the WR. More info

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