Four dead, six injured after falling from crowded local train in Chennai

Four passengers travelling on the footboards of a crowded suburban railway train died and six others suffered injuries when they fell down from the running train this after their shoulder bags hit a cement fence, official sources said.
The incident occurred at 8.25 am as the 40701 Chennai Beach--Tirumalpur passenger train was entering the St. Thomas Mount station during the morning rush hour, they said.
A press release from the Southern Railway said Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel at Mambalam and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel from St. Thomas Mount rushed to the spot immediately.
The release said the injured passengers were rushed by ambulances to Government Hospitals at Royapettah and Chennai.
Three of the passengers died on the spot and one succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital, it said.
Two of the injured passengers are undergoing treatment at the Government Hospital at Royapettah and three at the Government Hospital in Madras. One passenger was discharged from Government Hospital, Saidapet after treatment. 
The bodies of three of the victims have been kept at the Royapettah hospital and one at Saidapet, pending identification and completion of other formalities, it said.
Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division, and other Railway officials rushed to the spot. Railway officials have also deputed to the hospitals to render assistance to the victims and their relatives, the release added.
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