‘Staff did not know how to react’

BANGALORE: Eyewitnesses at the  M G Road metro station, where 17-year-old Vishnu Sharan committed suicide said the staff at the station did not seem to know how to react to the situation.

Published: 06th March 2012 02:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Eyewitnesses at the  M G Road metro station, where 17-year-old Vishnu Sharan committed suicide said the staff at the station did not seem to know how to react to the situation.

“Security guards were only asking people to stand back but they did not have a clue about how to raise an alarm,” an eyewitness told Express. The eyewitnesses also added that they called the ambulance and alerted them about the accident as well.

“There were about 200 people on the platform, the security guards were whistling asking the commuters to stay away from the rails after the incident,” confirmed N Rajkumar, another eyewitness.

They also said they could not get a proper glimpse of the body as the gap between the platform and the train was too small, but claim to have seen a limb sticking out from under the train.

They confirmed to have seen blood on the tracks. Namma Metro has had an incident-free run since its launch. Monday’s accident raises questions about safety and the proper reaction.

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