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An assistant executive engineer of the Water Resource department in upper Assam's Jorhat district was knocked down by the down Jorhat-Tinsukia passenger train near Rajabari Water Resource Division campus here, police said today.
The engineer identified as Gagon Chandra Das after being hit by the train, fell into a pit beside the railway track last evening, the sources said.
Das was immediately rushed to a private nursing home which referred him to Jorhat Medical College Hospital where he was declared "brought dead".
The 54-year old engineer hails from Mangaldoi, they added.
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