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Train runs over four gangmen in Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Hardoi (UP) 

Four gangmen working on a railway line were run over and killed by a train between and Umartali stations in district of Uttar Pradesh Monday.

The gangmen were working on the tracks between the two stations, about 60 km from state capital Lucknow, when the Kolkata-Akal Takth Express ran over them at around 12 pm, a said.

Senior officials have rushed to the spot and a probe has been ordered, said in

"The gangmen were reportedly doing drilling work on the track without any prior block," a statement from the northern railway said.

Additional SP, Hardoi, Gyananjay Singh said the gangmen who lost their lives are Kaushal (32), Rajesh (35), (45) and Rajendra (42).

The bodies have been sent by the for post mortem examination, the ASP said.

Any repair or maintenance work should be done on tracks with prior blocks taken from the concerned zone. Specific blocks or time is taken for repair to ensure that workers are not caught in between the two approaching trains, officials said.

The incident comes barely weeks after 60 Dussehra revellers, including women and children, were mowed down by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy near

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:45 IST