Bihar: Train runs over several, driver assaulted

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Patna, Aug 19: Thirty-seven people were killed after the speeding Saharsa-Patna Rajya Rani Express ran over them at Bhamara Railway Station between Saharsa and Mansi sections of Samastipur division in Bihar on Monday morning. The driver of the train was assaulted and the mob also put some compartments on fire.

Railway officials confirmed that only 12 were killed in the incident.

The victims, mostly pilgrims of the Kanwaria sect (devotees of Lord Shiva) were standing on the railway tracks when the mishap took place.

Local passenger threw stones at the train which pulled over after the tragedy. The driver was then reportedly thrashed to death.

Train services were suspended on the route following the accident.

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