12 killed in UP train-truck collision


Rescuers look for survivors at site of an accident between a train and truck at an unmanned railway station near Gonda in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. PTI

The Gorakhpur-Ayodhya passenger train was over crowded with devotees on way to Ayodhya to take part in the Kartik Purnima fair when it rammed into the truck at the Kalyanpur railway crossing.

Several passengers, who were standing on the foot board, fell off owing to the impact of the collision, Gonda district police chief A Padmaja said. Many passengers with broken arms and legs have been admitted to hospital.

According to the eye witness accounts, the truck was thrown several metres away after the collision and hit two coaches of the train.

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