12 killed as train rams into vehicle in India

Source:  www.thedailystar.net

Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing in Sarsod village of Hisar on Monday amid dense fog.

The driver of the transport vehicle was among those killed, SHO, government railway police, Hisar, Bhim Sein said, reports The Times of India.
He said the train from Dhuri in Punjab was headed to Sirsa in Haryana when the accident occurred near village Sarsod, about 30km from here.

The victims belonged to village Balak here and were on their way to attend a religious function when the mishap took place, with low visibility due to fog being stated as the possible reason for the mishap, police said.

The three injured, who were also travelling in the Tata Magic vehicle, have been admitted to the Civil Hospital at Hisar. More info

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