Mumbai: A Mumbai teen suffered severe burn injuries while taking a selfie in an old train engine at Kurla on Monday. The 17-year-old boy, named Shankar Naadar, reportedly suffered the burn injuries after he came in contact with a live wire at the train engine.
Shankar is currently undergoing treatment at Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. A resident of Chembur, Shankar, along with two other boys from his neighbourhood, left home in the morning. The trio entered Kurla’s railway yard at around 4 pm. They climbed on an old unused engine to click a selfie. However, in an attempt to click one, Shankar ended up getting burn injuries.
As Mumbai Mirror reported, an official from Kurla RPF said, “As soon as he stood up on the roof, he came in contact with a wire. He suffered severe burn injuries and was thrown off the roof”.
His friends fled the spot the moment the incident happened. A loud noise from the spot caught the attention of some railway workers. The boy has suffered burn injuries on his face and hip. Despite that, he was able to walk for about 300 metres to platform 9. From there, he was rushed to Rajawadi hospital in an ambulance.
Suresh Atri, Inspector in-charge of RPF Kurla, said, “Overhead wires carry 25,000 KV current. While the engine was not connected, the boy suffered burns after he came in contact with it”. Shankar is a Class X student. The SSC results will be declared today and he is awaiting his results.
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