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A bleak future ahead for accident survivors

The four survivors of Thursday’s suburban train accident may have a tough life ahead since most of them suffered severe fractures in femur, legs and hands.

Published: 24th February 2017 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2017 06:56 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHENNAI: The four survivors of Thursday’s suburban train accident may have a tough life ahead since most of them suffered severe fractures in femur, legs and hands.
The four injured persons are Gopinath (29), Manikandan (20), Madhusudanan (27), all residents of Perungalathur and Devaraj (26) of Korattur Agraharam.

According to hospital sources, Gopinath suffered a severe fracture in his left leg and has to be operated. Madhusudanan suffered fractures in femur and right forearm. He also suffered chest injury. He will be shifted for surgery after taking opinion of cardiologists.  
Devaraj suffered pelvic bone fracture and his left foot also got severed. Manikandan suffered a jawbone fracture necessitating  surgery.
The injured were being treated in the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
Meanwhile, railway officials said the accident had been classified as T-I, which means there was no mistake on the part of the railways. Passengers were responsible for the accident, the officials said.  
A high-level enquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will be conducted soon.



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