The left foot of a three-year-old boy from Russia got severed on being run over by a train at the Kollam railway station on Tuesday evening.

With his mother Lena and two siblings, the boy, Borobiov, was on an India tour.

The accident occured when Lena along with her children tried alighting from a moving train.

Borobiov fell on the tracks after slipping from the platform.

The railway police said Lena and the children boarded Bangalore Express under the impression that it was Chennai Mail.

Desperately, the mother and children tried to disembark resulting in the accident. The boy was taken to the district hospital and from there to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

The severed foot was also taken to the hospital.