Mumbai: 16-year-old saves friend from being run over by train at Kurla station

Two teenagers board local, but one of them falls into gap between the platform and the moving train; his friend’s presence of mind saves the day


In an interesting incident, a teenager saved his friend from being run over by a train at Kurla station when both of them were heading for home in Dombivli on Wednesday.

As the train chugged into platform number 1A, the duo, Virendra Pokle (16) and Sarvesh Dhere (16), started walking in the opposite direction. The moment they tried to board the train, Pokle lost balance and fell in the gap between the train and the platform. Immediately, Dhere pulled him out and rushed him to Sion Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

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Though Pokle sustained injuries but he is reportedly out of danger.

Lucky escape
Both Pokle and Dhere are first year computer engineering students at Vidyalankar Institute in Wadala. The incident happened around 1.44 pm when they were returning home after attending their classes.

While trying to board the train, Pokle fell in the gap and sustained injuries. His friend Dhere pulled him out with the help of others and rushed him to hospitalWhile trying to board the train, Pokle fell in the gap and sustained injuries. His friend Dhere pulled him out with the help of others and rushed him to hospital
While trying to board the train, Pokle fell in the gap and sustained injuries. His friend Dhere pulled him out with the help of others and rushed him to hospital

Pokle’s father Shailesh told mid-day, “I want to thank Sarvesh for saving my son and the Railway Protection Force for helping him take Virendra to Sion Hospital. My son is out of danger.”

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Cop says
An RPF inspector from Kurla said, “The incident is a result of the mindless attitude of youngsters. If we change our attitude and maintain some discipline then such accidents can be avoided.” He added, “The RPF is conducting awareness campaigns, community policing and counseling under provision of the Railway Act to avoid such accidents.”

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3 Comments

  • JAI15-Oct-2016

    REALLY SAD INCIDENT MANY ACCEDENTS HAPPEN LIKE THIS MR. PRABHU WHY THE PLATFORMS ARE NOT RAISED TO TRAIN DOOR LEVEL. TODAY SOMEONE SON HAS MET WITH THIS ACCEDENT TOMORROW IT CAN BE YOUR OWN NEAR AND DEAR ONE INSTEAD OF WIFI WE SHOULD TAKE THIS STEP TO AVOID SUCH INCIDENTS IN FUTURE.

  • anil kumar13-Oct-2016

    saving his friend was an act of bravery and presence of mind. However it must be emphasised that they should not board a running train even when it is entering the platform. The people will be standing near the door and entry will be blocked resulting in such incidences. This part should attract punishment. Had this incidence happened when the train was leaving the platform, the boy would not have been saved.

  • Sunil P.13-Oct-2016

    This is what has become of Gandhiji's Independent India.The RPF cop doesn't have the courage to blame the Railway board / the government or the Politicians.The only one at fault in the above situation is the Railways for failing to check the gap between the trains and the platform.FYI They were time and again given orders by the HIGH COURT to bridge the gap between the trains and the platforms of the Western and Central Railway local stations.

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