14 killed in J'hand train mishap

Ranchi: At least 14 people died in Jharkhand after a train rammed into their multi-utility vehicle that got stuck on a railway track at an unmanned crossing, the police said yesterday.

The incident took place near Bhurkunda railway station, around 70 km from Ranchi.

The accident occurred around 9.30 pm on Monday when a family was returning from the Rajrappa temple.

The dead included five women and four children. All the victims died on the spot.

Police said, the vehicle’s tyres got trapped on the tracks near the railway station.

But even before its occupants could deboard, the Howrah-Bhopal train hit their vehicle and dragged it for more than 100 metres.

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