3 selfie-occupied youngsters run over by train on Bengaluru outskirts

The three unidentified men rode up on two bikes and stopped near an underpass that leads to Wonderla.

Published: 03rd October 2017 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2017 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

From Left: Prateek Raikar, Prabhu and Rohitha. (By special arrangement)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Three young men were run over by a train as they tried to take a selfie on the railway tracks in Bengaluru on Monday morning. The incident occurred near the amusement park Wonderla on the outskirts of the city.

The three have been identified as Prateek, Rohit and Prabhu, students of Pre University Course (PUC) in Bengaluru.

The three were headed towards Wonderla and left home around 6.15 am and had stopped at an underpass on the way around 9.15 am, above which two sets of railway tracks pass. The three decided to take selfies with the Chamundi train in the background which was headed towards Bengaluru from Mysuru and stood on the parallel set of tracks waiting for the train.

The railway tracks on which the three youth were killed. (Vinod Kumar | EPS)

As they were focused on the approaching Chamundi express, they did not hear the Mysore-Sholapur Gol Gumbaz Express which had just left Bengaluru, rushing towards them on the tracks they stood on.  All the three were killed instantaneously.

Rohit was a student of National College in Jayanagar and a resident of Hulimavu had hopped pillion on one the bikes. Both Bidadi police and Railway police are at the spot.


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