In a believe-it-not kind of accident, a passenger sitting on a corner seat, onboard Neelanchal Express (Delhi-Kanpur) died when an iron rod being used in a railway track work entered the train by damaging the window and pierced his neck.
The train was then stopped at Aligarh Junction and the body was handed over to GRP. Investigation underway, Railways said.
Horrifying visuals from the spot show the passenger, Harikesh Kumar Dubey, sitting still with his eyes closed with a pool of blood next to him on his seat.
The incident took place at 8:45 am between Danwar and Somna in the Prayagraj division of the North Central Railway on the Nilanachal Express train which was going from Delhi to Kanpur.
Railways said in a statement said, "An iron rod being used in a railway track work entered the train by damaging the window and pierced his neck. The train was stopped at Aligarh Junction and the body handed over to Government Railway Police. Investigation is underway."