Two persons were killed and five critically injured today after they were hit by a train while trying to board another train from the tracks at a station in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, railway officials said.
The deceased have been identified as Than Singh (26) and Megh Shyam (28). Shyam died while being taken to hospital, the divisional commercial manager (DCM), Agra Division, Sanchit Tyagi, said.
"One passenger died on the spot and the other succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital," Mr Tyagi said.
The incident occurred early in the day, when the passengers were trying to board the Agra Intercity Express from the "non-platform side" and were hit by the Chattisgarh Sampark Kranti Express that was passing through the Kosi Kalan railway station in Mathura.
"The passengers were trying to board the train from the off-side, when they were hit," railway ministry media director Rajesh Dutt Bajpai said.
All injured are men between the age group of 20-25 years, belonging to Rithora, Surwari and Nagariya in Mathura district.
Of the five injured persons, one has been referred to a Delhi hospital for treatment. The others are admitted at hospitals in Mathura, he said. "Doctors had to amputate limbs to save their lives," the DCM said.
Station director, Mathura Junction, NP Singh was the first to reach the spot. He along with Senior DCM Ashutosh Singh supervised the rescue operation, he said.
Mathura district magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra said railway officials have been told to provide financial assistance to the families of the deceased and the injured as per rules.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.