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9 killed, 12 injured after train rams into car

February 13, 2005 20:48 IST

Nine people were killed and 12 injured when a passenger train rammed into a car carrying a marriage party in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred when the van came in the way of the Alipurduar-Siliguri passenger train at an unmanned level-crossing in between Banarhat and Keran stations of the North Frontier Railways. The train dragged the car for about half a kilometre, the police said.

Seven people died on the spot and two others succumbed to injuries at the Sulkapara health centre. Twelve others are undergoing treatment in the centre and at a hospital at Mal, police said.


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