A couple from Vijayawada were killed when they came under the wheels of the the Falaknuma train at Amudalavalsa Railway Station on Sunday night even as their two children watched in shock. They were identified as Nimmala Shivakumar (36) and Lakshmi (32).

According to the police, Lakshmi struggled to get into the compartment and slipped from the train and died on the spot while Shivkumar who tried to save her also came under the wheels. He succumbed to injuries while being shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. Shivakumar's mother Sakkubhai and both the children are in a state of shock. The family came to Srikakulam to have darshan of Lord Suryanarayana Swami at Arasavilli temple. The railway police and co-passengers informed the relatives of Shivkumar about the incident. They are expected to reach here on Monday