60-year-old Kerala man dies after upper berth collapses on train in Telangana

A 60-year-old man from Kerala died after upper berth seat fell on him in a train in Telangana. A 60-year-old man from Kerala died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad, Government Railway Police (GRP) said today (June 26). He sustained injuries when an upper berth seat fell on him in a train coach due to another passenger not fastening the chain properly. The incident occurred on June 16 (Sunday), when Ali Khan CK from Kerala was travelling to Agra with his friend in the lower berth of sleeper coach of train no 12645 Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Millennium Superfast Express.

A GRP official said the train was passing through Telangana’s Warangal district when the incident took place. He said the man suffered neck injuries and was first taken to a hospital in Ramagundam, from where he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad, where he died during treatment on June 24 (Monday). A case has been registered in this regard.

Clarification by Ministry of Railways

The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Railways (@Spokesperson Railways) said in a post on the social media platform ‘X’ that the passenger concerned was travelling on seat no. 57 (lower berth) of S6 coach.

“The seat fell down due to the upper berth seat chain not being fastened properly. The seat fell down due to the upper berth seat chain not being fastened properly by a passenger,” the post reads.

“It is clarified that the seat was not in a damaged condition, neither did it fall or crash. The seat was checked at Nizamuddin station and was found to be fine,” the post said.

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