Study of Railway Fatalities in Barpeta, Assam

Manoj Kumar Singha


Indian railway is one of the largest railway networks in the world. Although the fatalities are less than the road traffic accidents, railway accidents have a major impact in victims’ lives. A total of 58 cases of death due to railway incidences were studied in the dept. of forensic medicine, FAAMCH, Barpeta, Assam, during the years 2015 and 2016. The demographic patterns including injuries, time of death and causes of deaths were studied. Males outnumbered the female victims. The majority of the railway accident cases are in the age group of 31 to 40 years. The patterns of injuries in death due to railway accident may vary according to the position or the different situations where accidents struck. The majority of deaths were due to head injury.
Keywords: Railway, accident, injury, fatalities

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Manoj Kumar Singha. Study of Railway Fatalities in Barpeta, Assam. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Toxicology. 2017; 7(2): 16–20p.

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