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Mumbai: Engineer falls into platform gap, loses arm

Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 4:00am IST | Agency: dna

A 25-year-old engineer lost his right arm after he fell into a gap in the platform while alighting from the local train at Andheri railway station on Friday.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 4.30pm on platform No.1 when the victim, who has been identified as Pravin Kumar, was about to alight from the down local. He allegedly lost control and fell into the gap between the train and platform. Before he could get any help the train started moving, crushing his right arm. Police said that Kumar is an engineer with IBM and that his mother has been informed about the incident.

The other passengers, who were present there informed the railway police and with their help moved Kumar from the tracks and rushed him to Cooper Hospital.

The Andheri railway police said that Kumar is a resident of Andheri. He was in a semi-conscious state when he was brought to the hospital. His condition is stable but due to injury the Andheri police could not record his statement till late evening.

According to sources in the hospital, Kumar has lost his right hand in the accident. "His right hand had to be amputated," said a medical officer on duty at Cooper Hospital. Since his mid-arm, slightly above the elbow has been completely crushed, reattachment of the arm was not possible, said doctors. "We have cleaned and debrided his wounds. He is admitted in the surgical ICU but is stable," said the medical officer.

Deaths on the track
May 9: A Western Railway officer died after he fell into the gap between the platform and train at Boisar station. Ashish Kumar Chaudhary, 34, was the assistant station master of Vangaon railway station.
May 2: A 26-year-old woman, Marina Vaz died she tried boarding a train at Virar railway station but fell into the gap between the platform and the footboard.

February 18: An IRCTC, Aashish Singh, catering manager assigned duty on the August Kranti Rajdhani Express to Delhi was killed when he fell into the gap between Andheri station's platform No 4 and his coach when he tried to board the train.

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