Youth climbs electric tower in suicide bid, rail traffic halted for hours


Berhampur: Anxious moment prevailed at the Berhampur railway station this morning after a youth climbed on a high voltage electric tower and threatened to commit suicide.

A few passengers spotted the man and alerted the railway authorities, who immediately disconnected electric supply.

The railway authorities and fire personnel engaged in a dialogue with the youth and managed to convince him to get down and the youth was rescued following a high drama bringing the rail traffic to a grinding halt for around two hours in the station.

The youth reportedly hails from Assam and mentally unstable. He was sent to hospital for medical examination, a railway official informed.

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