Five Chhath devotees run over by train in Bihar

Photo related to incident of five Chhath devotees run over by train in Bihar.

Patna: Three women along with two children were killed today morning after they mowed down by a speeding train when they were returning home after offering Chhatt festival prayer in Bihar’s Samastipur district.

According to police, at least five persons were killed on Monday morning when a speeding train mowed them down near a railway station in Bihar.

All the five persons were ran over by the Swatantrata Senani Express when they were crossing railway tracks near Rambhadrapur railway station on the Samastipur-Darbhanga route of the East-Central Railway after offering Chhath prayers, the officer said.

On other hand, the railway officials have not yet confirmed the number of deaths caused in the accident.

Local residents along with Chhath devotees and the victims’ family members who were angry over the incident have blocked the railway tracks protesting and blaming railway officials for negligence.