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Man run over by metro at RK Ashram

The Noida/Vaishali route was disrupted for at least 30 minutes.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2013 12:24 AM IST

A 40-year-old man died after he was hit by a moving Metro train at the RK Ashram Marg Metro station on the Noida/Vaishali-Dwarka route on Friday, the police said.

The incident happened as the victim failed to spot the train while trying to cross the tracks at the Metro station in central Delhi, said the police.

The victim, identified as Vinod Kumar, was working as a labourer in Delhi and hailed from Gaya in Bihar. Kumar was attempting to cross the tracks at the RK Ashram Marg Metro station when the accident took place at 5:45pm, said Sanjay Bhatia, additional DCP (Railways).

“When he reached the platform, he realised that he was on the wrong side and immediately jumped onto the tracks to get on to the opposite one,” said additional DCP Bhatia.

According to police, Kumar was attempting to cross over to platform no. 2 from 1 when he failed to spot an approaching train, which mowed him down.

According to the police, the driver could not slow down the train immediately as Kumar suddenly came on the track just as it was entering the station.

“He was rushed to RML hospital where doctors declared him dead. We found an identity card issued at Bihar from his possession,” added the additional DCP.

Meanwhile, train traffic at the station and on the Noida-Dwarka route remained affected for at least 30 minutes till 6:10 pm. The police said Kumar's family has been informed.

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