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Tragedy on Patna-Kota Express: Two passengers dead, five hospitalised

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 August 2023, 9:12 IST
Tragedy on Patna-Kota Express (ANI)

Agra: In an unfortunate incident aboard the Patna-Kota Express train, two passengers have tragically lost their lives, while five others have fallen ill. This incident occurred on Sunday and has raised concerns among railway authorities and the public alike.

Uncertain Cause of Deaths and Ongoing Medical Care
The immediate cause of the passengers' deaths remains unclear, as officials work to ascertain the contributing factors. The two deceased passengers were identified, but the exact circumstances leading to their demise are yet to be determined. Alongside the fatalities, five unwell passengers are currently receiving medical attention at a railway hospital situated in Agra.

Response and Investigation
Virendra Singh, the Assistant Commercial Manager of the Railway Agra Division, provided insights into the incident. Upon receiving distressing information regarding passengers falling ill on the Patna-Kota Express, a dedicated response team was promptly dispatched to the scene. According to Singh, "Two people died and five passengers were hospitalised." Medical professionals have reportedly cited dehydration as a potential cause of death.

Awaiting Further Information
As the authorities continue their investigation, further details concerning the incident are eagerly awaited. The circumstances surrounding the passengers' illnesses and subsequent deaths are expected to be clarified as the investigation unfolds. The incident underscores the importance of passenger safety and the need for comprehensive measures to prevent such unfortunate events from occurring in the future.

 (With ANI inputs)


First published: 21 August 2023, 9:12 IST