Kasaragod: Plug-in Music Victim – Student Fails to Hear Train Sound, Gets Hit, Dies

Kasaragod: In a tragic incident, a student of Engineering died of train hit at Povval here on Friday.

K R Vaishakh (23), son of Ravikumar of Tekkeparambil Kunnamkulam of Thrissur, was a student of Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Engineering in Povval.

As there were two days’ holidays at the weekend, he was arriving at the railway station to catch a train on his way to his home city of Thrissur. While walking towards the station, he had plugged the earphones to listen to music and apparently it was loud.

He could not hear the sound of the approaching train. Neither was he able to hear the shouts of caution from passersby to move away.

Severely injured, he was taken to a hospital but he was declared dead on arrival. An autopsy was held in the General Hospital and the body was handed over the family members.

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