This is the second such accident in Chennai in less than four months.

Mother and daughter killed after falling from moving train in ChennaiIRCTC/Representational Image
news Accident Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 13:23

A woman and her daughter died after they tried to get down from a moving train in order to collect their forgotten luggage in Chennai on Monday morning.

According to police, the mother-daughter duo had boarded a train from Pazhavanthangal railway station near Chennai airport towards Beach station.

They were on their way to see a doctor as the daughter was unwell.

The 55-year-old mother and the 32-year-old daughter were identified as M Chandra and Ambika respectively.

Chandra died on the spot after she hurt the back of her head. Seeing her mother fall, Ambika also jumped from the moving train and suffered serious injuries after falling on the platform.

“Both of them died due to injuries at the back of their heads after they fell on the platform. They jumped in the opposite direction to that of the train was travelling,” Superintendent of Railway Police Force P Vijaykumar told The News Minute.   

Ambika was rushed to Government Royapettah Hospital where doctors referred her to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital. Doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital declared her brought dead.

The bodies were given back to the family after an autopsy was carried.

In September last year, an 18-old month baby girl died and her mother suffered injuries while alighting from a moving train at Mambalam Railway Station in Chennai. The baby had slipped from the mother’s arms while she was getting off, and fell through the gap between the train and the tracks, dying instantly.