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A speeding train in India has shown little regard for flooded tracks, sending a tidal wave of water over commuters as it plowed through a station at more than 100 km/h.
Footage of the train was captured on a waiting passenger's phone, who recognised that the locomotive hurtling through Nallasopara station was travelling faster than usual.
Indian railway authorities have denied the train was acting unsafely, claiming there needs to be more than 100mm of water above the tracks before lower speed limits are enforced.
"There was no operational hazard. Yes, the loco pilot should have reduced the speed of the train after seeing people standing at the platform," one railway spokesperson who wished to remain anonymous told The Hindustan Times.
"However, the water was not above 100mm."
Mumbai has experienced unusually heavy rains over the last two weeks as monsoonal showers hammer the city's infrastructure.
Despite there being raging floodwaters over many public roads, authorities have urged residents to take caution but confirmed that roads and trains would still be open.
India through a series of devastating train derailments in recent times. This week alone two trains have come off the tracks at the exact same spot 10 hours apart, with authorities believing that in both instances the tracks had been tampered with.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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