Train speeds dangerously through flooded station, drenching commuters; video

A commuter train traveling full speed through a flooded train station in Mumbai, India, drenched passengers and prompted calls for an investigation into the dangerous Wednesday morning incident.

People standing on the platform of Nallasopara train station were left to resume their commutes in wet clothes as they waited for their trains.

The Hindustan Times reported that activists have demanded an investigation into the incident that compromised the safety of passengers and commuters at the station. Myron Anthony, one of the commuters, shot video of the passing train:

Mumbai received 12 inches of rain in a 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday. The total nearly surpassed the city’s average precipitation of 12.3 inches for September, according to The Times of India.

The downpour flooded subways and streets, and, of course, the Nallasopara train station.

The unidentified train was suspected of traveling more than 60 mph through the station at platform No. 4 between 6 and 8 a.m.

"It seems the train passed at the speed of 100 km/h [62 mph] 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."

Western Railway officials said the water level on the tracks was safe.

The railway safety standard calls for trains to reduce their speed to 30 mph when there is 4 inches of water on the tracks. Western Railway authorities claim the water at the station was 3.75 inches so the train's speed was "right."

"There was no operational hazard," an anonymous Western Railway official told the Hindustan Times. "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]."

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