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Four children killed as train hits tempo in Punjab

January 15, 2011 12:10 IST

Four school children were killed when the tempo they were travelling in was hit by a passenger train at an unmanned level crossing near Theh Kalendar village in Punjab's Ferozepur district amid dense fog on Saturday morning.

The tempo carrying the children developed some problem while it was crossing the track. When the driver of the tempo got out to push the vehicle, it was hit by the Fazalka-Ferozepur passenger train, Divisional Railway Manager Vishwesh Chowbey said.

The driver escaped unhurt. The deceased school children included two boys, aged four and five years, and two girls aged 8 years.

They all belonged to Chandmari village in Fazilka sub-division. Police sources said there was dense fog in the morning due to which visibility was poor.

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