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Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

At least 20 cows were killed after they were hit by a speeding Kalka-Express near in northwest today, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said.

A herd of cows was crossing the tracks between Holambi Kalan and when the 12005 New Express hit 20 of them "at full speed" at around 5:44 pm.

"The railway personnel present there cleared the tracks. It was horrific. In fact, the impact was such that there was minor damage to the tracks as well. The train departed left the at around 7 pm," a of the Northern Railway said.

The said that the of the train had applied emergency breaks on seeing the herd. "But the cows got run over as the train was running at full speed," he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 20:20 IST