Bengal youth killed by train

Joda Phatak
Amritsar: Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak (railway gate) following clashes between protesters and the policemen in Amritsar on Oct 21, 2018. Residents of the area indulged in stone pelting on the police when the latter tried to remove them from the railway tracks where the tragedy occurred on Friday evening. The protesters were demanding action against organisers of the Dusshera function near Joda Phatak where 59 people were killed when a train crushed them as they were watching Dusshera celebrations. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, A youth in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district was fatally hit by a train while he was sitting on a railway track and playing a game on his phone, witnesses said on Saturday.

The victim Toton Santra, who resided close to the Ambika Kalan station, was so engrossed in the game that he did not hear the sound of the approaching train, said his friends who were with him during the incident on Friday.

His friends moved away from the track, but Santra could not and was fatally hit by the train. Personnel from the Government Railway Police, Kalna, has sent the body for post-mortem

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