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    Death on a train: Kerala man killed after upper berth seat falls on him, Railways says other passenger at fault

    The Hawk
    June26/ 2024
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    The Government Railway Police reported the accident took place in Warangal district, Telangana, and despite being transported to hospitals in Ramagundam and Hyderabad, the man passed away on June 24.

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    Hyderabad: A 60-year-old man from Kerala died while undergoing treatment at a hospital here due to the injuries he sustained after the upper berth seat in a train coach in which he was travelling fell on him due to improper chaining by another passenger, Government Railway Police (GRP) said on Wednesday.

    The incident happened on June 16 when Ali Khan C K from Kerala was travelling to Agra along with his friend in the lower berth of the sleeper coach of the train number 12645 Ernakulam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Millennium Superfast Express, they said.

    The train was passing through Warangal district of Telangana when the incident happened, a GRP official said, adding the man suffered neck injuries and he was initially taken to a hospital in Ramagundam from there he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad where he died while undergoing treatment on June 24.

    A case was registered.

    The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Railways (@Spokesperson Railways) in a post on social media platform 'X' said the passenger concerned was travelling on seat number 57 (lower berth) of S6 coach.

    "The upper berth seat fell down due to improper placement of the chain of the upper berth. Due to improper chaining of seat of upper berth by a passenger, the seat fell down," the post read.


    "It is clarified that the seat was not in damaged condition, neither it fell down nor crashed. The seat was checked at Nizamuddin station and found ok," the post said.