Kerala man dies after upper berth seat falls on him in train due to improper chaining by passenger

A 60-year-old man from Kerala died while undergoing treatment at a hospital here due to the injuries he sustained after the upper berth seat in a train coach in which he was travelling fell on him due to improper chaining by another passenger, Government Railway Police (GRP) said on Wednesday.
Kerala man dies after upper berth seat falls on him in train due to improper chaining by passenger

Hyderabad | A 60-year-old man from Kerala died while undergoing treatment at a hospital here due to the injuries he sustained after the upper berth seat in a train coach in which he was travelling fell on him due to improper chaining by another passenger, Government Railway Police (GRP) said on Wednesday.

The incident happened on June 16 when Ali Khan C K from Kerala was travelling to Agra along with his friend in the lower berth of the sleeper coach of the train number 12645 Ernakulam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Millennium Superfast Express, they said.

The train was passing through Warangal district of Telangana when the incident happened, a GRP official said, adding the man suffered neck injuries and he was initially taken to a hospital in Ramagundam from there he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad where he died while undergoing treatment on June 24.

A case was registered.

The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Railways (@Spokesperson Railways) in a post on social media platform 'X' said the passenger concerned was travelling on seat number 57 (lower berth) of S6 coach.

"The upper berth seat fell down due to improper placement of the chain of the upper berth. Due to improper chaining of seat of upper berth by a passenger, the seat fell down," the post read.

"It is clarified that the seat was not in damaged condition, neither it fell down nor crashed. The seat was checked at Nizamuddin station and found ok," the post said.

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