Two Kolkata college students clicking pictures on railway track mowed down by train

The two students, and a third who was injured by the train, were students of Bhairab Ganguly College in Belgharia, railway police said.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2018 20:17 IST
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Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service,. Kolkata
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Police said the students died after getting hit by a moving local train between Dumdum and Belgharia railway station. (Shutterstock image/representative photo)

Two college students died and another was critically injured after getting hit by a local train while clicking pictures standing on the railway track in Kolkata on Monday afternoon, the Railway Police said.

“Two boys have died after getting hit by a moving local train between Dumdum and Belgharia railway station in North 24 Parganas district at around 1pm on Monday. Another boy from that group got injured in the incident,” an officer from Dumdum GRP said.

“It is found that they were busy clicking group pictures on their cell phone standing on the railway track when the train arrived. The injured student has been hospitalised,” he said.

The police said the three were students of Bhairab Ganguly College in Belgharia. “The bodies have been taken for autopsy. It is not sure how none of them noticed the train is coming,” the officer added.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 20:17 IST