3 youths on visit to attend wedding run over by train

Three friends, who had come to attend a wedding, were run over by a train while crossing a railway track in Alappuzha district on Sunday early morning, police said.

The three, in their early 20s, had come from Kochi to attend the marriage of their friend’s sister at Aroor when the tragedy struck them.

After having dinner at the friend’s house which is adjacent to the railway track in Aroor, the trio had gone out for a stroll and did not return. The deaths came to light when their bodies were found strewn near the track, police said.

They were hit by the Ernakulam-Kollam local train, police said, adding the loco pilot of the train alerted railway authorities about the mishap.

They in turn informed the police.

(Agencies)

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