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Express train rams into bus near Lucknow, 31 killed

Thursday July 07, 2011 07:55:35 AM, IANS

Lucknow: At least 31 people were killed and over 30 injured when the Chhapra Mathura express train collided with a bus carrying members of a marriage party near Kanshiram Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh early Thursday, officials said.

The accident took place at an unmanned railway crossing in Thanagaon, some 250-km from Lucknow, government railway police inspector Dalveer Singh told IANS.

"Till now 31 people have died. We have learnt that the accident took place at around 2 a.m.," Kanshiram Nagar district magistrate Selva Kumari J. told reporters.

"All the injured have been admitted to hospitals and community health centres of Kanshiram Nagar and Etah districts. Majority of those injured are out of danger. A team of railway doctors is also assisting the local medical staff in treating the injured," she added.

According to officials, there were around 80 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident.



 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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