Sunil Chauhan's stomach ripped open when he fell down from the train, following which he tied his shirt to the wound and walked to the nearest station.

Man walks 10 km holding his intestines after falling from train in Telangana
news Accident Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 08:52

In a freak mishap, a 38-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh reportedly walked 10 km holding in his intestines, after he accidentally fell from a moving train on Monday, which ripped open his stomach. The incident happened in Telangana's Warangal district and the man, identified as Sunil Chauhan, is now recovering at the MGM hospital after a prolonged surgery.

On Sunday, Sunil, his brother Praveen and a few other migrant workers were on the Sanghamitra Express travelling from UP to Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, in search of a job.

The accident happened at 2 am on Monday morning when Sunil woke up to relieve himself. According to media reports, the train crossed the Uppal station in Warangal district when Sunil, who was near the toilet, accidentally slipped and fell between the tracks when the train took a sharp turn. Since most of the passengers were asleep, no one noticed Sunil slipping off the train.

Reports stated that in the process of falling, Sunil hit an iron rod and his stomach was ripped open. He also suffered other injuries and lost his cell phone in the dark.

Following this, in what seems like a scene out of a movie, Sunil tied his shirt around his stomach and walked for nearly 10 km before he reached the Hasanparthy station. 

Navin Pandya, the station master at Hasanparthy, quickly alerted the authorities and an ambulance was called, which took Sunil to the MGM hospital in Warangal. A long surgery was performed on Sunil and he is said to be stable. Sunil also suffered multiple injuries to his limbs and spine.

Despite injuries, Sunil remembered his brother Praveen’s cell phone number and he was informed of the accident. Sunil’s family from Uttar Pradesh also reached Warangal on Tuesday. According to reports from doctors, Sunil was not drunk at the time of the accident as there were no traces of alcohol in his blood.

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