Death toll in UP tractor-train accident rises to 8

Bijnore, May 20: Four more persons died on Wednesday, taking the death toll in an accident between a train and tractor trolley at Najibabad to eight, police said today.

Ten other injured persons are still undergoing treatment, Inspector General (Law and order) A Satish Ganesh said in Lucknow today.


A tractor-trolley was hit by a Kotdwar-bound passenger train at an unmanned crossing in Najibabad yesterday killing four persons on the spot, police said.

The persons who died today are yet to be identified, they said. Four persons who died yesterday were identified as Omawati (40), Lal Singh (40), Romesh (35) and Ram Kunwar (60), they said.

They were all on their way to Haridwar to perform 'mundan' ceremony when the tractor trolley in which they were travelling was hit by Kotdwar-bound passenger train at an unmanned crossing, police said.


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