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Odisha: Home Guard Loses Both Legs In Balasore Train Mishap


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13 February 2019

Pramod Kumar Das


Balasore: In an unfortunate incident, a police home guard’s legs were cut off in a train mishap at Nilagiri railway station here today afternoon. The injured person has been identified as Natabar Nayak.

Reportedly, Nayak had travelled in a local train and had got down at Nilagiri railway station. He was walking in the opposite direction when he met with an accident with Duronto Express, said locals. While some others said that Nayak had slipped from the train. As the locomotive ran over him, the home guard lost both his legs and started bleeding profusely.

Nayak was rushed to Balasore for treatment in another train. Meanwhile, cops reached the spot and began a probe into the matter.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep concern at this sad incident and announced assistance of Rs 1 lakh. Naveen also directed free medical treatment and wished him speedy recovery.

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