ANDHRA PRADESH

Baby girl survives fall from moving train

HYDERABAD, APRIL 24. It was a miraculous escape from the jaws of death for one-and-a-half-year-old Ananya, who fell from a moving train between Penukonda and Donakonda railway stations on April 22. The security personnel attached to Chief Minister's security, who were travelling in the same train, restored the child to her mother.

According to a press release, on April 22, the security personnel along with the Deputy Superintendents of Police -- Jaihind and M. Nagoor Reddy -- were travelling by the Visakhapatnam-Bangalore Prasanthi Express. They were on their way to Cuddapah.

One Subha Shetty of Visakhapatnam along with her two children was also travelling in the same compartment.

They were on their way to Bangalore. Around 6 p.m., Ms. Shetty took both her kids to the toilet. Even as she was busy attending to her four-year-old son, Ananya came near the door, slipped and fell from the moving train.

The woman raised an alarm and pulled the emergency chain.

The train came to a halt, but two kilometres away from the spot where the baby had fallen.

The security personnel jumped out of the train and started searching for the child using the high power Dragon lights, but could not spot her.

Meanwhile, with the cooperation of the railway guard and Railway Protection Force (RPF), the train was taken back to the place where Ananya had fallen.

After a thorough search, the security personnel traced her 20 metres away amidst a thorny bush.

The girl, who was in a state of shock and suffered injuries, was restored back to her mother.

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