Agra: IIT student from Portugal run over by train

AGRA: A 21-year-old Portuguese nationwide, pursuing MTech in Aerospace engineering from IIT-Madras, died here on Saturday after being beaten below the wheels of Ajmer-Agra Intercity Express at Idgah Railway station on Friday evening.

Identified as Jorge Gomes Santos, the sufferer was a resident of Quinta Da Carapalha of Castelo Branco district, Portugal. He was travelling to Agra along side his three Portuguese friends Antonio Faninhas, Beatriz Oliveina and Rita Costa (all scholars of IIT Madras) from Jaipur in Ajmer-Agra Fort intercity specific on Friday evening, when the unfortunate incident came about.

Speaking to TOI, Kripal Shankar, station space officer of Agra Fort GRP stated, "The four Portuguese friends were supposed to alight at Agra Fort station but they took Idgah station for their destination. Antonio and Jorge got off the train. However, after realizing their mistake, the duo attempted to board the running train, during which Jorge came under the wheels."


Narrating the series of event to GRP Agra Fort, one of the vital sufferer's pal wrote: "None of us saw as what exactly happened when Jorge attempted to board the running train. We called on Jorge mobile phone and he informed us that he fell off the train and has injured his back. He was taken to a hospital by on duty railway men. By the time we reached hospital, Jorge succumbed to his injuries."


According to police, Jorge died at round 1:20 am on Saturday, while he came below the educate at round 10 pm on Friday.


After the incident, the GRP staff sent request to the Tourism Police requesting them to tell the Portugal embassy in regards to the incident. The sufferer's folks are expected to reach Agra by way of Monday or Tuesday.


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