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71-yr-old man dies in wall collapse at Patna railway station

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

A 71-year old man died here today after a wall of a toilet at junction collapsed on him, a said.

The man, identified as Veer Bahadur Singh, entered the toilet at the second-class passengers' waiting room this morning even when a display board outside stated that it was "under repair", Sanjay Prasad, the officer of Danapur railway division, said.

The septuagenarian, a resident of Vushunpur village in Bihar's district, was supposed to catch a train from to in neighbouring West Bengal, he said.

"The toilet at the second-class waiting hall has been closed for use owing to the repair work that began day before yesterday. The doors were accordingly removed to prevent people from using it," the PRO said, adding that he was shocked to find out that Singh tried to use the washroom despite the warnings displayed outside it.

The PRO also said that Ashok Kumar, has been put under suspension following the wall collapse.

"A probe has been initiated into the incident and the railway department has decided to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 15,000 to the deceased's family.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 17:50 IST