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The Indian Herald

January 20, 2009

150 students fall off running train in Uttar Pradesh

Over 150 students who were sitting on the roof of a train while going to appear in army's recruitment test, fell off during journey from Allahabad to Faizabad.

Initial reports said that two youths had died. The incident took place at Chilbila. The Saryu Express was going towards Faizabad. It is reported that the train was overcrowded and the aspirants climbed up the roof of the compartments.

A tree that had fallen and leant on the railway track, caused the mishap. At least, 53 students were admitted to hospitals in Pratapgarh, Faizabad and other towns on the way.

The senior officers of police and administration had reached the spot of accident and taken the injured youths to hospitals. The police said that an inquiry would be conducted in this regard soon.

TIH Bureau

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