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Karimnagar man hit by train dies in California

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Hyderabad: Barely a week after Karunakar Karengle of Karimnagar was killed in a robbery attempt in Connecticut of Ohio, another man from Karimnagar, also a resident of Ohio, died after being struck down by a light-rail train in San Jose of California.

Krishna Erravelli, 43, of New Albany, Ohio, was hit by the train around 5.30 pm on December 14. The Alum Rock-bound train hit him near North First Street and Component Drive, said Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman Linh Hoang. He was the second man struck and killed by a light-rail train in as many days.

He was taken to hospital, where he was declared brought dead, according to a post on online crowdfunding platform gofundme.com by Vikram Rao Yerrabelli on behalf of Erravelli’s wife Poornima Joginpally.

Erravelli, Rao wrote, leaves behind his wife, siblings and and two young daughters.

The body has been moved from the coroner’s office to funeral house on Saturday, with the
Funeral house to prepare the body with a cascade for a flight to India.

Rao said they were making arrangements for Poornima and the children to fly to India on Monday.

The funding campaign has so far raised $46,626 for a target of $100,00, with 672 people chipping in one day.

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