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15 Oct 2020

Nepali woman hit by train, died on spot in Queens, NY

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
The deceased Ms. Paru Shrestha./Social Media
The deceased Ms. Paru Shrestha./Social Media

A Nepali woman was struck and killed on the spot by a Long Island Rail Road train in Queens of New York, United States early Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Ms. Paru Shrestha alias Jina of Sindhupalchowk, who was currently staying in New York, authorities said.

Authorities said that “the woman was hit by an out-of-service work train hauling equipment on the LIRR tracks near Woodside Ave. and 64th St. near the Woodside station just before 5 a.m. and died at the scene.”

LIRR tracks near Woodside Ave. and 64th St

The woman was not authorized to be on the tracks, an MTA said and added, as the MTA investigated, the LIRR temporarily suspended service between Jamaica and Penn Station. Limited city-bound service resumed at about 6:20 a.m.

Her funeral rites will be performed on Saturday, according to her family sources.

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Meanwhile, nearly three years before, a 49-year-old Nepali woman had a narrow escape after a stranger pushed her onto the train tracks at a subway station in New York but she was pulled to safety just minutes before a train approached the platform.

According to the reports, Kamala Shrestha, was returning home from work at a nail salon at night time and was standing at the subway platform when a black man approached her and pushed her onto the tracks.

“(The) train was almost coming,” she was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News.

As she shouted for help, two persons rushed to pull her back onto the platform just before a train approached the station. Later she was rushed to the hospital, sources informed.

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