Kolkata, Sep 30 (PTI) A mentally-challenged man was electrocuted at Bidhannagar station on Sunday when he climbed atop an EMU local train and touched the overhead electric traction wire, an Eastern Railway spokesman said. Also Read - Train Services to Resume in Jammu And Kashmir From November 11: Indian Railways
He got on top of a coach of Bongaon-Sealdah local train when it reached Bidhannagar at 6.50 pm, he said. Also Read - Bomb threat: Security beefed up at Sitamarhi rly stn in Bihar
The man, apparently mentally-challenged, touched the overhead traction wire, which carries a power of 25,000 volts, and was electrocuted, the spokesman said. Also Read - Bharat Bandh 2nd day: Violent protests, rail blockades witnessed in many states
Train services were slightly delayed, owing to the incident at Bidhannagar, which is the first station from Sealdah junction of Eastern Railway.
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