PATNA: Five people were killed after a speeding train ran over a crowd of devotees returning home in Bihar early Monday morning after the Chhath puja was over.
The victims were crossing the railway track when they were run over by the speeding Swatantra Senani Express train.
The incident took place while the devotees were returning home after offering prayers to Sun God to mark the Chhath puja which came to an end today.
The incident took place near Rambhadrapur railway station in Samastipur district early today. The victims included women and children.
“They were run over while crossing the railway track,” Chief Public Relations Officer, East central Railway Arvind Rajak told the media today.
Angry villagers protested on the street today seeking action against the guilty officials.
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