Seven ITBP job aspirants fall from speeding trains, killed

Lucknow, Feb 1 (PTI) At least seven youths were killedand over 12 injured when they fell down from the roof of twospeeding trains while returning from Bareilly after submittingdocuments for jobs in ITBP in Uttar Pradesh today.

Six, travelling atop the Hemgiri Express, were killedwhen they were hit by an overbridge near Shahjahanpur whileanother ITBP job-seeker died when he fell down from TraveniExpress in Hardoi district.

At least 12 ITBP aspirants were also injured in theaccident involving the Hemgiri Express, UP Special DirectorGeneral of Police Brij Lal told PTI here.

Agitated over the death of the youths, the ITBPaspirants went on a rampage torching two coaches of an Expresstrain in Shahjahanpur station.

Earlier, the SDGP said the accident occurred when theyouths came in contact with a live overhead electrical wire.

"Identity of the youths killed in the Shahjahanpuraccident is yet to be ascertained," Brij Lal said.

A 25-year-old job-seeker returning home after takingpart in the ITBP recruitment drive died after falling from theTriveni Express near Balamau railway station in Hardoi.

He was identified as Satyabhan Singh, police said.

Over 1.5 lakh youths, vying for ITBP jobs, reachedBareilly this morning to submit forms for recruitment in theforce. .

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