Two teenagers,one of them a gold medallist in basketball at the national school games,died after they fell from a train in Mangolpuri,Outer Delhi,on Sunday.
The police said Praveen Kumar (18) and gold medallist Deepak Prakash (15) boarded the train with two friends from Rohtak to go to a market near Red Fort. Before the Mangolpuri station,the two boys stood at the door to get down at the station to buy some eatables.
At a curve,they slipped and were run over by the train. The incident occurred around 10.30 pm,police officers said. They were rushed to a government hospital but were declared dead on arrival.
Deepak and Praveen were residents of Jheend in Rohtak. All four friends were sportsmen.
An upcoming ball-handler from Haryanas basketball hub,Kiloi village in the Rohtak district of Haryana,Deepak had been playing basketball for the last 3-4 years. The 15-year-old was part of the Delhi squad that picked up a gold medal at the under 14 National School Games last year. His elder brother,Hemant Sharma,is also a basketball player.
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