Thursday, October 08, 2009

Lack of awareness could kill

11 run over by trains in a single day
Eleven people died while crossing railway tracks on Tuesday, under the Chennai division (stretches up to Erode and Coimbatore) of Southern Railway. The 11 deaths occurred in Korukkupet, Gummidipoondi, Erode, Pothanur, Morappur, Athur, Tambaram (two cases), Chromepet, Annanur and Basin Bridge. The deaths were due to careless crossing of tracks. A majority of the accidents occur because commuters cross railway tracks while talking on mobile phones. The victims were all run over by trains.

This is really sad and scary too! I have found myself being lost in thoughts and/or lost in conversation in phone many a times on the road. I have personally had one or two close shaves also. I am sure many of you have experienced this. We better practice awareness and especially intense awareness while on the move on Indian roads.

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