Loco pilot falls from running train

Loco pilot falls from running train

MUMBAI: In a freak mishap, an assistant loco pilot on board a Mumbai bound train fell and died while checking the train after the engine caught fire.

The incident took place around 5 pm when the 12810 Howrah - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was passing between the Talni and Dhamangaon stations in Amravati district, nearly 700 kms from Mumbai.

The incident was a fallout of a fire that was reported in the loco, that was extinguished.

However, SK Vishwakarma, 32, the assistant loco pilot, fell from the running train while he was observing the train as part of normal operating procedure.

He was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

No casualty or injury to any passenger was reported.

The train has left for Mumbai.