Farewell party turns fatal for railway employee

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Kollam, Feb 2 (UNI) A technician who maintained rail tracks for more than three decades was fatally knocked down by a train on his retirment day today.

The tragic incident occurred when his colleauges were busy arranging a farewell party for Bhaskaran, a senior technician at the railway station here.

A dedicated worker, Bhaskaran came to duty, as usual on his retirment day and went to attend a stationary train. But the Kollam-Madurai train, being shunted in the reverse direction on platform number seven, ran over him.

His colleagues, who went in search of him after he failed to return, were shocked to find his body split into two, laying on the track.

The family members, including his wife Lakshmikutty and five children, were busy making preparations to welcome him when the sad news reached.

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