6 killed in northern Indian rail mishap

Source:  www.shanghaidaily.com

NEW DELHI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — Six people, including three children, were killed after being hit by a speeding train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, a senior police official said.

“The mishap happened when the victims were crossing a railway track in Sadar Bazar area of the state’s Shahjahanpur district early this morning. The six bodies have been sent for autopsy,” the official said, on condition of anonymity.

Preliminary probe has revealed that the train driver failed to spot the victims due to dense fog, the official said.

However, an investigation has been ordered into the incident, he added. More info

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