Four jaywalkers in Chennai crossing railway track hit by trains in wee hours

The peril of crossing the railway track has come to the fore yet again, after four persons were run over by trains in separate incidents in the city on Thursday.

Published: 19th May 2017 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The peril of crossing the railway track has come to the fore yet again, after four persons were run over by trains in separate incidents in the city on Thursday.

Three of the four deaths took place between Mambalam and Guindy stations. The other person was run over near Park railway station. All incidents were reported in the early hours.

Two victims have been identified as Selva Kumar (37), a resident of Saidapet, and Jones (38), a resident of West Mambalam. An unidentified person was killed close to Saidapet railway station, after he was hit by an express train. “The three were attempting to cross the track,” a GRP officer said.

Yet another unidentified person was killed near Park station. Police are looking out for relatives of the two unidentified persons, as they were not able to find any ID card on them.

“Walls have been constructed along the tracks to prevent instances of trespassing, but people break them down to create a small gap,” a GRP officer said.

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