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14 People killed as train hits vehicle in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 8: At least 14 people met a horrific death in Jharkhand when a train rammed into their multi-utility vehicle that got stuck on a railway track at an unmanned crossing, police said on Tuesday.

The accident took place around 9.30 p.m. on Monday when an extended family was returning from the Rajrappa temple. The dead included five women and four children.

According to the police, the vehicle’s tyres got trapped on the tracks near Bhurkunda railway station in Ramgarh district.

Even before its occupants could deboard, the speeding Howrah-Bhopal train hit their vehicle and dragged it for more than 100 metres. The mangled remains of the vehicle got stuck to the engine.

The incident took place near Bhurkunda railway station, around 70 km from Ranchi. All the victims died instantly.  (IANS)

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