Two killed, three injured as Shatabadi runs over 5 in Punjab

Ludhiana, February 29, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Two persons were killed while 3 others were seriously injured when at least 5 persons were run over by a train on a railway crossing here.

The incident happened at Giaspura Railway Crossing near Sherpur Chowk where people were crossing the railway lines despite the closed gates.

Those dead include Ratanjit Singh (62), a resident of Lohara Colony and Gurpreet Kaur (26) resident of Mundian Kalan. One of the injured has been identified as Sunny (25), a resident of Kailash Nagar. The injured have been shifted to a hospital.

According to a video captured by somebody present there, large number of people were crossing the railway line even as the gates were closed and the light of train approaching and its sirens were clearly visible and audible.

Those dead were crossing the railway line on their two wheelers.

Sources said the train stopped after the incident and was allowed to leave after 25 minutes.