Chennai student traveling on train footboard meets with tragic accident

College student, who was traveling on the footboard of an EMU train, died after he slipped off the moving train near Avadi on Tuesday.

A 20-year-old college student Naresh, who was studying BA at the Hindu College, boarded the train at Hindu College and was returning home in the EMU train from Tiruvallur to Chennai Central railway station.

Eye witnesses told the government railway police attached to Avadi railway station that Naresh, a resident of Ayyappan Street in Seven Wells, met with the fatal accident when the train was traveling from Avadi to Annanur railway station around 2 pm on Tuesday.

After he lost the hold, Naresh flung on the iron poles beside the railway track before falling onto the tracks. On information, the EMU engine driver alerted the station manager at the next railway station, Annanur. The GRP police personnel rescued the student. Naresh, who suffered serious head injuries and spinal cord injuries, was sent to the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital, where the doctors examined him and announced him dead on arrival.

Another incident was reported on 27th may, a 19-year-old college student Neethi Devan, who died after he slipped and fell from a moving EMU train while allegedly traveling on the footboard at the door of a bogie.

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