Thane: A senior engineer of the Central Railway died on Wednesday after being knocked down by a speeding suburban train on a bridge between Kalyan and Thakurli stations near here, Railway officials said.

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Vimal Kumar Rai, additional divisional engineer, was knocked down by the train this evening. The 45-year-old was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.

Rai, along with a group of workers, was inspecting power supply line on the Patri Pool bridge when the mishap occurred, the officials said.

Last week, he had coordinated the rescue work at Chamtoli village where the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express got stranded for several hours due to flooding of rail tracks, they said.

PTI