KOTA KINABALU: A student died after being dragged about 50m following a fall from a train near Beaufort, some 95km from here on Monday afternoon.
In the 1.40pm incident, the girl identified as Siti Intan Suraya Ambran, a Form Three student of SMK Entabuan Tenom, had gone up the train with her 19-year-old cousin from Beaufort to Tenom.
As they went up the train, they found that it was too full and had no choice except to stand near the carriage door.
Some 10-minutes into the journey, Siti decided to sit near the door with part of her knees facing out.
Beaufort district police chief Deputy Supt Azmir Abd Razak said according to the cousin who was sitting beside her, the victim suddenly screamed.
"The cousin saw that Siti had fallen to the ground with her leg stuck on a branch," he said.
The other passengers then screamed for the train driver to stop as the victim was being dragged.
"When the train stopped, they went to check on the girl but she was already in critical condition," DSP Azmir said.
He said medical attendants who reached the scene pronounced her dead.
"The body has been taken to the Beaufort Hospital for a post-mortem," he said.