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Speeding train kills over 30 in India’s Bihar state

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 19, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 19, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
Speeding train kills over 30 in India’s Bihar state

PATNA, India: A speeding train has run over a group of pilgrims, killing over 30 people in eastern Indian state of Bihar, SAMAA reported.Officials said the pilgrims were crossing the rail tracks near Dhamara, a small town in Bihar state. Forty other people were injured in the accident that occurred early Monday.Angry mobs pulled out the train driver and beat him to death. They then got all the passengers out of the train and set some coaches on fire.Rescue operations were under way. The toll is likely to go up as dozens of others are reported to be injured.India's state-owned railway network is vast – it operates 9,000 passenger trains and carries some 18 million passengers every day.Last year, railway officials said train accidents in India had killed 1,220 people over the past five years. – SAMAA

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