Jharsuguda : A 22 years old Youth died while crossing the tracks at Chowki Para Railway Crossing on Tuesday.
The Incident occurred around 12.05 P.M. afternoon, when a passenger train Bilaspur – Kantabanji via Jharsuguda hit the bike of the youth who was trying to cross the railway tracks at Chowki Para Level Crossing without noticing the train.
According to witness, onlookers tried to warn Ratan Lal (22), who was on his bike (OR 23 E 3642) but as he was engrossed in the music on his cell phone, he could not hear anything due to which the mishap happened.
As per GRP Inspector Basudev Kshtriya, the Level Crossing gate was closed and this biker was coming from Chowkipara side had tried to crossed the track forcibly when the train hit the bike. The bike and youth were dragged for few meters due to which the boy had sustained severe injuries.
He was taken to the Dist. Headquarters Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The family members were taken aback by this news. He was the only son of the family and use to run a small grocery shop near his home.