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Telangana man in US dies after being hit by light train in California

Krishna Erravelli who hailed from Telangana’s Karimnagar district and was a resident of Albany in Ohio, died in San Jose in California after being hit by a speeding light train.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2017 13:56 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Krishna Erravelli, who died in San Jose, California after being hit by a speeding light train. (HT Photo)
Krishna Erravelli, who died in San Jose, California after being hit by a speeding light train. (HT Photo)

A 44-year-old man from Telangana’s Karimnagar district died after being hit by a speeding light train in San Jose, California, his family members and officials said.

Krishna Erravelli was hit by a light train when he was crossing the road near the intersection of North First and Rosemary streets in San Jose in the evening of December 12, said a spokesperson of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

Paramedics rushed Erravelli to a hospital, but he succumbed to injuries. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

“The train that struck the pedestrian was shut down and about 100 passengers were removed and transferred onto another train,” spokesperson Brandi Childress said.

A resident of Albany in Ohio, Erravelli had come to San Jose on official work three weeks ago.

Krishna’s family in Karimnagar said they were making all efforts to bring his body to their native place for the last rites.

Further details are awaited.