Man caught sleeping on train roof

Man caught sleeping on train roof
File photo of a train collision on the outskirts of Mathura, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Agra on October 21, 2009. Deadly accidents are common on India's railways, whose vast and rundown network carries tens of millions of people daily.

Railway officers were stunned to find a man sleeping on the roof of a Chennai-bound train.

Malaysia Nanban reported that some people, who were waiting on the platform, had seen the 22-year-old man sleeping on the roof as the train left the Dindigul station, about 250km from Chennai, on Thursday night.

The station master, who was informed of the matter, alerted the train ticket examiner who subsequently discovered the man lying on the roof.

When the train arrived at the Tiruchy station, police and railway officers were waiting there. However, the man did not respond for 15 minutes despite repeated calls.

He opened his eyes finally when some personnel climbed onto the roof of the train.

On seeing the officers, the man panicked and tried to jump off and suffered injuries.

The man turned out to be drunk and did not even know how he boarded the train.

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