- Passengers were standing on platform at Mumbai station when train approched
- People can be seen calling out as they run for cover from huge wave
- Activists have called for an investigation into the dramatic incident
Footage has emerged of a train ploughing through a flooded station, soaking people waiting on the platform.
The dramatic incident took place in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday and has angered activists, who say it endangered passengers.
It is believed the train was travelling at about 62mph when it hit the floodwater, sending a huge wave through the station.
Terrified passengers try to get out of the way of a huge wave after the train ploughs into the station
Some 12 inches of rain fell in Mumbai between Tuesday and Wednesday flooding subways and streets.
Around a dozen passengers were waiting on the platform at the Nallasopara station when the train came speeding through in the morning.
Some can be heard calling out as they run for cover from the wall of water rushing towards them.
‘It seems the train passed at the speed of 100km/h (62mph) splashing water on passengers,’ Subhash Gupta, described as a passenger activist, told the Hindustan Times. ‘It was dangerous and railway authorities should probe the incident and take serious action.’
It has been claimed the train was travelling at about 62mph when it came to the platform
Around a dozen passengers were waiting on the platform at the Nallasopara station when the train came speeding through in the morning
Western Railway, which runs routes in the area, said that the train’s speed kept within regulations.
India’s railway safety standard says trains must reduce their speed to 30mph if there is at least four inches of water on the track but Western Railway claim the level at Nallasopara was 3.75 inches.
A an official at the rail company said: ‘There was no operational hazard. Yes, the loco pilot should have reduced the speed of the train after seeing people standing at the platform. However, the water was not above 100 mm (4 inches).’