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4 cousins crossing railway tracks mow down by train in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 23-year-old man and his three cousins were killed today after they were knocked down by a local train near suburban Kandivli station, police said.

The incident occurred between Borivli and Kandivli stations on the Western line at around 5 AM, a senior (GRP) said.

The deceased are identified as Sagar Chavan (23), a resident of Poisar in Kandivli, and his three cousins--Sai (17), (17), and Dattaprasad Chavan (20).

The said all the four arrived at Dadar station in central early this morning in an out-station train from their native town Kankavli in district, and boarded a Borivli-bound local train.

However, they decided to get down on tracks after the train stopped near Kandivli railway station, as Sagar's residence is located in the western suburb, he said.

"As they were crossing the tracks, they were hit by a Churchgate-bound local train," he said.

They were rushed to nearby hospital by police personnel, where doctors declared them dead on arrival.

A case of accidental death was registered by Borivli GRP, the said, adding that further investigation is underway.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 20:30 IST