Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National
Powerlifter Mohammad Azharuddin dies of thirst in train
Monday June 9, 2014 11:42 PM, IANS

A sportsman died in Uttar Pradesh while travelling in a train as he was thirsty and water was not available in his coach, an official said Monday.

The incident took place Sunday in the Jammu-Tatanagar Muri Express in coach S-7 where sportsman Mohd Azharuddin died of thirst. The tragedy happened between Allahabad and Mirzapur railway stations, said a railway official.

The deceased was a powerlifter and was returning after participating in a sports competition in Ambala city, where he won a silver medal. His body was taken over by the railway police and sent for post-mortem, the official said.

Co-passengers of the sportsman bashed up the train ticket examiner after the incident. Passengers alleged that there was no water in the coach since Sunday morning and despite their requests at several stations on way, the storage tank remain unfilled.

A group of passengers also protested against the incident at Mirzapur station and argued with troopers of the Railway Police Force.

Passengers said the tank was not even filled in Allahabad station and no staff came to check it despite several requests.

Share this page
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
comments powered by Disqus
| Quick links
Contact us
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.