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Man takes selfie atop train in Bihar, high tension wire chars him to death

Rohan Kumar, of Sikandarpur locality, climbed atop a goods train in Narayanpur Anant railway station around 6 pm on Friday.

patna Updated: Feb 17, 2018 15:39 IST
Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
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Rohan Kumar was posing for a selfie when he came in contact with the 30,000-volt overhead high tension wire. There was a huge spark and he was engulfed in a fire that killed him on the spot. (Shutterstock )

A 22-year-old man was charred to death when he came in contact with a high tension electricity cable while taking a selfie atop a stationary goods train in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

Rohan Kumar, of Sikandarpur locality in the town, was burnt when he climbed a goods train in Narayanpur Anant railway station around 6 pm on Friday, station house officer (SHO) of government railway police (GRP), Muzaffarpur, Achche Lal Singh Yadav said.

He was posing for a selfie when he came in contact with the 30,000-volt overhead high tension wire. There was a huge spark and he was engulfed in a fire that killed him on the spot, Yadav said, quoting locals and labourers working in the nearby railway yard who witnessed the incident.

A friend of Rohan, who had accompanied him, fled the spot after the incident, police said.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 14:01 IST