Train hits jeep at unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh, 13 killed

Thirteen people were killed and three others seriously injured when a train rammed into a jeep at a unmanned railway crossing in Kothipur area in Maharajganj.

Last Updated: May 09, 2014, 12:06 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Maharajganj: At least 13 people were dead and three injured when a train rammed into a jeep at a unmanned railway crossing in Kothipur area here.
According to reports, the jeep carrying 16 persons was returning from a marriage function.

The incident took place at 1 am.

Thirteen people were killed on the spot and their bodies were pulled out with great difficulty from the mangled steel remains, an official told a news agency.

The three seriously injured have been admitted to a hospital.

The rail route was disrupted for several hours after the accident and normal traffic was restored early Friday.