Medical student from Chhattisgarh electrocuted in Punjab

Gaurav Bhatia, incharge of the ICU, said that Angush's condition has improved but he is still not out of danger

By: PTI | Ludhiana | Published: July 30, 2016 1:45 pm

A medical student is battling for his life after coming in contact with current passing through the rail track of a toy train at Rakh Bagh area in Ludhiana, Punjab. Angush, a student of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious condition, said CMCH Director Abraham G Thomas.

The first-year medical student from Chhattisgarh had gone to Rakh Bagh with his friends to enjoy a joyride on the toy train yesterday, said Thomas. He was resuscitated two hours after suffering a cardiac arrest. He has now been put on ventilator and can breathe independently but intermittently, he said.

Gaurav Bhatia, incharge of the ICU, said that Angush’s condition has improved but he is still not out of danger. Following the incident, Thomas has written to the Commissioner Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana, requesting him to take adequate steps to barricade the rail track to prevent any such mishap.

He said death on the rail tracks of the toy train here at Rakh Bagh is ‘lurking large’. There is a great danger of getting electrocuted on the rail line of the toy train because of DC current flowing between the centre plate in between the rails, especially in the rainy season, Thomas wrote in the letter.

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