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Four children killed as train hits tempo

Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:26

Ferozepur: Four school children were killed when the tempo they were travelling in was hit by a passenger train at an unmanned level crossing near Theh Kalendar village in Punjab`s Ferozepur district amid dense fog Saturday morning.

The tempo carrying the children developed some problem while it was crossing the track. When the driver of the tempo got out to push the vehicle, it was hit by the
Fazalka-Ferozepur passenger train, DRM Ferozepur Vishwesh Chowbey said.
The driver escaped unhurt.

The deceased school children included two boys, aged four and five years, and two girls aged around 8 years. They all belonged to Chandmari village in Fazilka sub-division.
Police sources said there was dense fog in the morning due to which visibility was poor.


First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:26
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