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Family of the 'squeeze death' man sues

(CRI Online)    11:51, April 15, 2017

Photo showing a man is stuck between a high-speed train and the gap of a platform at the Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province, March 26, 2017. [Photo: ifeng.com]

Family of the man who was crushed to death by a high-speed train after a failed attempt to cross the tracks at the Nanjing South Railway Station, is filing suit against the Shanghai Railway Bureau and the Nanjing Railway Station, demanding over 800,000 yuan (over 110,000 USD) in compensation.

A lawyer for the family argues the rail companies are legally obligated to assume 80% of the responsibility, thus covering more than 800,000 yuan (over 110,000 USD) of the one million yuan (over 140,000 USD) in losses the family has suffered.

The Nanjing Railway Station has previously stated that the man violated laws and regulations, and as such, is completely at fault. The station has offered 70,000 yuan (over 10,000 USD) in compensation for humanitarian concerns.

The case has been accepted by the Nanjing Railway Transportation Court.

Quoting a statement released by the Nanjing South Railway Station, at 15:43, March 26, 2017, the D3026/7 bullet train coming from the Shanghai Hongqiao Station and bound for Hankou in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, was arriving at the Nanjing station to stop at platform No. 21. A man suddenly jumped off the platform No. 22, trying to cross the track to reach the platform No.21, but was caught between the high-speed train and the station platform.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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