Karnataka student stands for 17 hours in train to reach Poland

Amid severe cold, we travelled in a train standing for almost 17 hours to the Poland border and crossed over on foot, said Pavan Kumar from Moodbidri who returned from Ukraine on March 4.

Published: 06th March 2022 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2022 03:53 PM   |  A+A-

Indian students stranded in Ukraine.

Indian students stranded in Ukraine. (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

MANGALURU: Sheikh Mohammad Thaha, a medical student from Mangaluru, is yet to get out of war-hit Ukraine. Thaha had been staying in a shelter just 10 km away from Kharkiv. Thaha said he spent more than a week in a bunker.

“We are near Poltava, which is 130 km away from Kharkiv, right now and the Indian embassy is expected to send buses to transport the remaining students. We could hear heavy shelling in Kharkiv as it is just 10 km away from the place we were staying.”

Meanwhile, Pavan Kumar from Moodbidri returned from Ukraine on Friday. Pavan said , “We did not have enough food and basic facilities. Amid severe cold, we travelled in a train standing for almost 17 hours to the Poland border and crossed over on foot. We had our final examination on May 22, and, since we did not know the severity of the war, we could not move out on time. There are still over 600 students stranded in Ukraine,” he said. 

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  • narasimhan annamalainaar

    our mother land is always like our mother; she may be poor/partial etc.
    1 year ago reply
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