Andhra Pradesh Man escapes death after coming under goods train at Anantapur station

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A man escaped unhurt after being stuck under a running train at Anantapur railway station on Saturday. The incident came to light after a video went viral. In the video, the man can be seen lying under a train and soon after the train passed over him, he collected his valuables and walked away. According to the reports, the man was a passenger on the Lucknow-Yeshwanthpur Express train, who had got down at platform number two.

The man was trying to cross the track right at the station, to avoid walking a long distance to take the safe foot-over-bridge. A 23-bogie goods train was stationary at the platform. As he went under it to cross over to the other side, the train suddenly started moving. He cleverly lay down between the tracks. The train crossed him in about 50 seconds. He then got up, picked up his slippers and climbed on to the platform.

The video which was shot by a passenger has gone viral on social media platforms. Anantapur Railway Police said they had no official information about the episode but had verified it after the video had gone viral on social media. “The incident is confirmed. We are trying to identify the man,” Anantapur Railway Police Inspector Mohan said.

A railway official said the man could survive the risky feat because it was a goods train. Had it been a passenger train, he would have faced the risk of toilet water falling on him and suffocating him.

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