Youth dies after being hit by Metro train

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New Delhi, Jan 17: A youth died after being hit by a Metro train near Chawri Bazar Metro station this afternoon, sources in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.

According to the chief spokesperson of the DMRC Anuj Dyal, the youth was walking unauthorisedly on the Metro tracks in the tunnel near the Chawri Bazar station when the train hit him.

''The youth died after being hit by a Metro train running on the Central Secretariat to Vishwavidyalaya line as he was walking unauthorisedly on the Metro tracks in the tunnel near the Chawri Bazar station,''the spokesperson said.

He said the operator of the train, running from the Central Secretariat to Vishwavidyalaya station (underground line) noticed the youth walking in the tunnel at about 1435 hours today. Emergency brakes were immediately applied but the train hit the youth before stopping.

''An ambulance was immediately called and the youth declared dead at about 1447 hours,''the spokesperson said.

The youth, aged about 25 years, is yet to be identified and investigations are on into the case, he added.


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