British man's friend dies after they JUMP from a train

A British university lecturer watched his friend plunge to his death from a moving train in India after the pair realised they were on the wrong service and decided to jump off.

Fabian Galama, 53, and his Dutch friend Erik Suidman, 51, were travelling by train to Agra on the last leg of a two-week journey in western India on Tuesday.

But the pair mistakenly boarded an Express to New Delhi and decided to jump off the train as it left the platform in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.

Mr Galama jumped first and sustained minor injuries - but Mr Suidman suffered fatal head injuries after he lost his balance as he jumped and landed inches from the track.

British university lecturer Fabian Galama watched his friend Erik Suidman (pictured) plunge to his death from a moving train in India after the pair realised they were on a service to the wrong city and decided to jump off

British university lecturer Fabian Galama (pictured) watched his friend Erik Suidman plunge to his death from a moving train in India after the pair realised they were on a service to the wrong city and decided to jump off

British university lecturer Fabian Galama (right) watched his friend Erik Suidman (right) plunge to his death from a moving train in India after the pair realised they were on a service to the wrong city and decided to jump off

Mr Galama, an Art and Design Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, said: 'I do not know what happened. It was all of a sudden.

'I jumped off first and then he followed but something went wrong in between. He had his bags with him and the train was rolling.

'It was speeding up and Erik seemed to have lost his balance. He fell just inches away from the tracks. When I picked him up he was bleeding severely.'

The two tourists had flown into New Delhi two weeks ago on a holiday which had taken them across the northern Indian

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