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12 run over by train

Press Trust of India  |  Saharsa (Bihar) 

At least 12 people, most of

them pilgrims, were crushed to death under the wheels of Saharsa-Patna Rajrani Express at Bhamara Railway Station in Bihar this morning.

The victims, mostly kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva), were standing on the railway tracks at the station when the Rajrani Express hit them at the station under Samastipur division of East Central Raiway.

At least 12 of them died on the spot after being run over by the speeding train, officials said.

Bhamara station where the accident took place falls in between Saharsa-Mansi section of Samastipur division.

Local passengers threw stones at Rajrani Express which stopped after a distance following the accident.

Train services have been suspended on the route following the accident, officials said.

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First Published: Mon, August 19 2013. 10:21 IST