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Train mishaps: 1 killed, another loses legs
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 23 (NPN):
Published on 24 May. 2011 12:23 AM IST
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One person died after being hit by a speeding train while another had both legs severed after being run over by another train and is in a critical condition. Both the incidents took place on Monday according to GRPS sources.
In the first incident one person later identified as Yesheto Kiho(18) son of Vishika Kiho of Chishilimi village, Zunheboto district, was hit by the speeding Mariani-Guwahati train below the helipad of Rangapahar Military station between 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. while sitting on the railway tracks. The victim was reportedly working as a supervisor on the railway track under some contractor. Quoting eyewitness accounts, GRPS sources opined that the noise from a hovering helicopter, which was landing at the helipad along with the sound of an approaching truck, could have could have made the victim unable to hear the approaching train.
The body of the victim was later handed over to the relatives after conducting formalities, police said.
In another incident, at around 3:45 p.m., a first semester botany PG student of the Nagaland University lost both his legs when the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express ran over him while he was trying to cross the rail track below flyover.
According to GRPS, the victim, who was unconscious, was undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital. He was identified as P. Khamlong (age over 25 years), son of T. Phongong, Mon.
Eyewitnesses said the victim was attempting to climb on the moving train and in the process slipped under it. The train ran over both legs severing them from below the knees.
The semiconscious victim, while being taken to hospital reportedly told police that he was crossing the tracks to visit a prayer center.
Meanwhile, the doctors said there was chances of survival. The severed legs were collected and kept in the GRPS station and later handed over to the relatives, police said.

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