Crime and Accident

French national falls from moving train

French national falls from moving train

Coimbatore: A 74-year-old French national was injured after he fell from a moving train here, police said today.

The man suffered head and shoulder injuries and has been taken to Bengaluru for treatment, hospital officials said today.

Cameroon was rescued by an alert engine pilot, Sujay, who noticed him lying on the track at Nanjundapuram on February 23. He took him to the Government hospital here, police said.

The incident occurred on Monday night after the victim had boarded the Yashwantpur Express from Kerala to Bengaluru.

He reportedly slipped after the door in his compartment accidentally opened and fell off the train. When Cameroon did not reach his destination, his wife lodged a missing person’s complaint, police said.

As his condition showed steady progress, his daughter Jonah arrived here yesterday and took him to Bengaluru for further treatment, hospital officials said.