Five run over by train in Bihar

Dec 28, 2014, 10:08 IST | IANS

Patna: A railway engineer and four contract labourers were run over by a train Saturday when they were repairing the railway track in Bihar's Rohtas district, police said.

"Due to dense fog, they failed to see the Ajmer-Sealdah Express coming on the track and were crushed to death," police said.

The incident occurred near Kumhau station.

"Five of them died on the spot and two were seriously injured and admitted to a hospital for treatment," officials said.

The phrase, applauded by all the people present, came after months of tension around the country due to the deaths of several African-Americans at the hands of police, that sparked strong protests against police violence and supposed racism.

Officers Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed by a black man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who committed suicide shortly after perpetrating the double assassination in the New York borough of Brooklyn.

Brinsley, who suffered from mental problems, acted in the name of two African-Americans killed by cops. Eric Garner was killed in New York in July and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.

On Saturday, Biden said he was convinced that New York would lead the reconciliation of the country, where racial tensions of the past are again in evidence.

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