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12 run over by train near Bhopal

November 28, 2004 14:35 IST

At least 12 people were killed on Sunday when they were run over by a train at Sukhi Sevania railway station, some 5 km from Bhopal.

The victims were crushed by the Chennai-Lucknow superfast while crossing the railway track after alighting from the Bhopal-Bina passenger train, police said.

One person was also injured in the accident.

The victims, mostly college students, were on their way to Sanchi to attend a fair, the police said.

The authorities announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to each bereaved family.

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Sub: View

Why were they crossing the railway line? Why are the governments in a hurry to give compensative payments? It would have been okay if the ...

Posted by Kaushik Das

Sub: 12 run over by train near Bhopal

People came in the way of train or train came into the way of people, I did not understand. I mean were these people crossing ...

Posted by Kiran

Sub: Why the exgratia?

Why do authorities have to give compensation. i guess it was the fault of the people crossing the tracks! they had it coming. also, i ...

Posted by Harry

Sub: No need for ex-gratia of 1 lakh

There is no need to give money to the victims family. I am sorry for the family and abt the incident but my question is, ...

Posted by Indian

Sub: how outrageous

The no of train accidents in india has been steadily rising despite different people on the helm of affairs. This on was very appalling. I ...

Posted by natarajan


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