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2 electrocuted in bid to click selfie atop goods train

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

A 14-year-old boy was killed and another sustained severe burn injury when they came in contact with a live high tension while trying to click a from the top of a rail oil tanker, a railway police official said Monday.

Md Faisal (14) and his friend (12) climbed atop a stationary on Sunday evening, while it was waiting at a signal on the track near Salgajhuri on the outskirts of the here. The two accidentally came in contact with the live when the incident happened, M K Singh said.

While Faisal was killed instantly, his friend was rushed to with severe burn injuries, he said.

An unnatural death case has been registered with GRP, Tatanagar in this connection, he added.

The goods train was on its way to Halidia from here when the incident occurred.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:55 IST