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Sunday, 05 February 2023 10.43 AM IST

Accident on the way back after birthday celebration; legs of 18-year-old girl, who slipped while boarding train, amputated

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NEYYATTINKARA: The legs of a girl, who slipped and fell under a train sustaining severe injuries, were amputated. The victim has been identified as Radhika (18), a native of Thrissur. The accident took place while she was boarding a train back to Thrissur after attending a birthday celebration at her relative’s house in Kottamukal, Neyyattinkara.

The girl slipped and fell under the train at 11:30 pm on Monday, while trying to board the Chennai-Guruvayoor Express. Following which, the railway authorities informed the Neyyattinkara fire station. Soon after, fire and rescue officer driver V S Sujan and fire and rescue officer Shibu Christopher reached the spot, went under the train and separated the girl’s legs, which had been trapped between the rail track and wheels. The girl was soon rushed to Neyyatinkara hospital.

Radhika, who sustained severe injuries in both legs, was later shifted to Medical College Hospital. She underwent an emergency surgery and her legs were amputated. The rescue operation, led by fire station officer Rupesh, was conducted by a team of officers namely senior fire and rescue officer Al Ameen, Ajith, Shiju T Sam, Vineesh Kumar and home guard Sreekumar.

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