14:12 GMT26 October 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Railways, one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management, keeps putting out safety advice for the public to follow while at stations and on trains, as its system witnesses a sizeable number of casualties, mostly due to negligence.

    A video of a man trying to do a stunt before a moving train in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, shared by the federal Ministry of Railways, shows the man escaped death by a whisker.  

    ​While the ministry chose to impart wisdom on the issue, trying to dissuade people from crossing railway tracks to save a few minutes, Twitter users mocked the young man and the state of Indian Railways.

    Indian Railways responded saying that “trespassing tracks is a punishable offence, don’t do it!” According to information shared by the federal Railway Ministry with Parliament, in 2018 nearly 50,000 people lost their lives on railway tracks, hit by trains. 


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