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UP Man Suffers Critical Burn Injuries after Touching Electric Wire on Train Rooftop

Gorakhpur, April 5 ( A man from Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district, identified as Prithvi Paswan, suffered severe burn injuries after he climbed on top of the Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)-Gorakhpur super-fast express and touched a 25,000-volt overhead high-tension electric wire with his bare hands.

The incident took place between the borders of the Bahraich and Gonda districts while the train loco-pilots waited for the track to clear.

Discovery of Infant’s Mortal Remains

The express was stopped abruptly by loco-pilots, who found an infant’s mortal remains on the railroad track. The local police of Jarwal road took custody of the infant’s body, while Prithvi suffered critical burn injuries and was shifted to Bahraich government hospital.

Prithvi’s Condition and Status

Prithvi is reported to be in a critical condition, and he has been shifted to Bahraich district government hospital for medical attention. In a viral video, he was seen grabbing the high-voltage power cable with his bare hands even after repeated appeals by other passengers to get down from the rooftop of the engine.

Police Investigation

It is not clear whether Prithvi was traveling in Mumbai LTT-Gorakhpur super-fast express or was a passerby who climbed atop the loco-engine while it was halted, as the RFP team did not find any ticket with Prithvi.

Chandra Mohan Mishra, the senior divisional security commandant of Lucknow division of North-Eastern Railway, confirmed that the local police of Jarwal road took custody of the infant’s body while the severely burned Prithvi was shifted to Bahraich government hospital.

Due to Prithvi’s act, the Mumbai LTT-Gorakhpur super-fast express was delayed by one hour and it departed for Gonda junction at 9.10am.

The incident is a grave reminder of the dangers of climbing atop moving trains and meddling with electrical wires. It is essential to follow safety guidelines and avoid such reckless actions that can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. Railway authorities and the police should ensure strict implementation of safety rules to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.


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