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Motorman halts speeding train to save youth lying on track

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
An alert motorman of a Mumbai suburban train on Sunday saved life of a youth who was trying to commit suicide by lying onto a railway track near Mankhurd railway station, officials said.
The incident occurred around 1:30 pm between Vashi and Mankhurd stations on the Harbour line route when the train was travelling at a speed of 80 kms/hour.
The motorman of the CSMT-bound train, Narendra Talekar, applied emergency brakes when he spotted a youth lying on the railway track, the officials said, adding that the train came to a halt just few metres away from the youth.
Talekar then got off his cabin, counselled the teenager and handed him over to locals before moving on.

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 7:35 PM IST

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