17 passengers injured in train-truck collission

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Samastipur, June 5 (UNI) At least 17 passengers of the Guwahati bound Awadh-Assam Express sustained severe injuries when a speeding truck collided with it at a railway crossing near Narainpur Silaut station on Muzaffarpur-Samastipur rail section of East Central Railway (ECR) today.

Railway police sources said 5610 down Awadh-Assam Express was on way to Guwahati when a truck hit the train near a railway crossing, seriously injuring 17 passengers.

Eight of them were stated to be critical and rushed to the local Sadar hospital.

The other injured persons were admitted to the railway hospital in Samastipur, police added.

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