An 18-year-old lay bleeding on the tracks for nearly 30 minutes after an ambulance failed to turn up
An 18-year-old student lay bleeding at St. Thomas Mount railway station for nearly 30 minutes after being hit by a train while attempting to cross the tracks on Monday afternoon.
He succumbed to injuries at a private hospital in Adambakkam when his friends took him there after waiting for an ambulance in vain.
Bikith Singh, a native of Manipur, lived in Egmore and was a first-year student of Bachelor of Computer Applications at a self-financed arts and science college in St. Thomas Mount.
He had reportedly taken permission to leave the college early and was on his way to the railway station to board a train back to Egmore on Monday. He was crossing the tracks when a Tambaram-bound train from Chennai Beach hit him.
As the accident happened a little away from the platform, nobody noticed it. A little later, when a bunch of students from Bikith’s college were walking along the tracks, they found him lying bleeding and contacted the 108 emergency service.
When the ambulance failed to turn up after nearly half an hour, the students borrowed a car and took Bikith to a hospital in Adambakkam where he died later.
Worker slips and falls to death
A 26-year-old construction worker died after he slipped and fell from a train in Irumbuliyur on Sunday evening.
He was travelling between Perungalathur and Tambaram railway stations on Sunday evening. Railway police said Allah Baksh hailed from
He worked at a construction site in Triplicane. On Sunday, his day off from work, he was headed to the city for shopping and had boarded a Tambaram-bound train at Perungalathur.
At Irumbuliyur, he slipped and fell off the train, following which his co-passengers informed 108 and an ambulance rushed him to Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet. He succumbed to injuries later and the body was handed over to his relatives on Monday afternoon.
College girl undergoing treatment
On Monday evening, an 18-year-old college student too slipped off a train between Pazhavanthangal and St. Thomas Mount railway stations.
Jennifer was rushed to a hospital after the motorman of another train noticed her lying on the tracks and alerted the station master at St. Thomas Mount railway station.
The student of a private university in Pallavaram is undergoing treatment at the private hospital in Guindy, the police said.
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