Train mows down girl taking selfie on tracks

Wednesday 29th January 2020 04:53 EST

A college student, who was part of a 100-member group picnicking on the dry bed of the Ghish river near Odlabari, was knocked down by a train while she was taking selfies with her friend on a railway bridge. While Rumki Roy died on the spot, Jayashree Roy was injured when she jumped off the tracks and fell on the riverbed. Sources said a group of students from Maynaguri College had been on the river bed of the Ghish river for a picnic. While the organisers were serving food, Rumki and Jayashree walked up to the nearby railway bridge. “The two girls were so engrossed in clicking selfies that they did not notice the Alipurduar-bound passenger train approaching them. The train hit Rumki and she fell on the riverbed. Jayashree managed to save herself from being hit but was hurt when she jumped off the tracks and fell under the bridge,” said a source.

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