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.

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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.

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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.


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