5 killed in accident at railway crossing | India News – Times of India



BAREILLY: Five people were killed and one person was critically injured on Thursday after a train rammed into some vehicles at a railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district, police said. The gates of the crossing were open when the train passed through.
According to sources, the Chandigarh-Lucknow special train was given a green signal while the railway crossing was open for vehicles. The engine of the train was also damaged. A senior railway official said that a major accident was averted as the train was carrying hundreds of passengers.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased.
The victims were identified as Sadaqat (42), his wife Gulafshan (35), son Hamza
(2), Satendra Singh (38) and Prempal (60). Sadaqat was going to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law. He was riding a motorcycle with his wife and son on the pillion when the tragedy struck. Satendra was the driver of a truck which was blown into two pieces due to the impact of the speeding train. Prempal was answering nature’s call near the track when he was hit by some damaged parts of the truck.
Additional director general of police Avinash Chandra, Shahjahanpur’s senior superintendent of police S Anand and district magistrate Indra Vikram Singh rushed to the spot. The entire rail traffic between Shahjahanpur and Delhi was affected for nearly five hours. The DM said, “The crossing was open when the train passed and railway officials are finding if the signal failure was a reason behind the accident.”

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