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A train driver died of electrocution at Guwahati Railway Station on Tuesday night, a railway official said.

The incident took place around 8:25 pm, said the official.

The driver has been identified as Siva Saikia, a resident of upper Assam’s Golaghat district.

As per reports, the driver came in contact with a high voltage wire when he had gone to check the engine of Guwahati- Murkongselek Lachit Express at platform number 7 of the station.

He was charred to death within minutes. 

Railway staff shifted him to a hospital where he was declared dead by doctors.

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