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Commuters suffer injuries as coach doors close on them

Passengers of a Yelachenahalli-Nagasandra Metro train were in for a rude shock when the doors closed on them even as they were alighting at the busy Kempe Gowda Metro station at 3.15 pm on Monday.

Published: 25th October 2017 03:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2017 07:57 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Passengers of a Yelachenahalli-Nagasandra Metro train were in for a rude shock when the doors closed on them even as they were alighting at the busy Kempe Gowda Metro station at 3.15 pm on Monday. While a few of them sustained minor injuries, the incident created panic.

A top BMRCL official described it as “a rare happening” and said an inquiry is being conducted and CCTV footage is being looked into to ascertain how the incident occurred.Rajeev Gowda (name changed), an employee of a private firm, was among those who were caught between the train doors. Speaking to Express, he said that he boarded the train at South End Circle and was just about to alight at Platform 3 when he got squeezed along with other passengers. “It was just a few seconds. The doors closed in on us and then suddenly opened. However, both my elbows suffered scrapes and I experienced pain all through the night,” he said. The doors brushed past a few others too causing scrapes and bruises, he added.

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