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On Duty Driver of Pratapgarh-Kanpur Intercity Express Train Dies of Cardiac Arrest
As the Pratapgarh-Kanpur Intercity Express train's driver suddenly fell ill, the assistant pilot on board stopped the train and called an ambulance.
Amethi: A on-duty driver of the Pratapgarh-Kanpur Intercity Express train died after suddenly falling ill while driving the train on Friday, said a railway official. The train driver, Harishchandra Sharma (46) of Parshurampur Chilbila was driving the train towards Kanpur when he suddenly developed a health problem near Kasimpur Halt, Gauriganj railway station superintendent Praveen Singh said.
The assistant pilot on board stopped the train and called an ambulance. Sharma was rushed to a nearby health centre, where the doctors declared him dead, Singh said.
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The doctors suspect Sharma suffered a cardiac arrest, he said. The train departed from the location after the arrival of another loco pilot from Pratapgarh, Singh said. Fursatganj police station in-charge Manoj Kumar Sonkar said the body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.
(With PTI Inputs)
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