Seventeen-year-old Riaz Ahmed of Corporation Colony, Kodambakkam, was killed after being hit by Guruvayur Express, when he tried to cross the railway tracks between Saidapet and Mambalam, on Saturday night.

An official of the Government Railway Police said the youth had gone for shopping with three of his friends. They were crossing the tracks and his friends managed to escape the speeding train, but Riaz was hit and died on the spot.

His body was taken to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for post-mortem.

In another accident, a youth from Rajasthan was hit by a suburban train and killed while crossing the railway tracks between Perungalathur and Tambaram stations.

Rishikesh Meera (27), who had come to appear for Railway Recruitment Board exams, was hit by an EMU. The body was taken to Chromepet GH.

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