WB: Villagers block railway tracks after accident

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 19:24

Midnapore: Angry villagers on Saturday blocked Howrah-Chennai main railway line demanding guards at an unmanned level crossing following the death of two persons by a speeding train at Narayangarh in West Midnapore district.

Railway sources said a man and his daughter were killed on the spot and his wife was seriously injured when they were hit by New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Superfast Express at about 1.30 pm at Bagrabad village.

The injured woman was admitted to Kharagpur State General Hospital.

Angry villagers blocked the railway tracks at Bagrabad demanding the posting of a guard at the unmanned level crossing.

Several long distance and express trains like Howrah-Puri Duranta Express were stranded as a result of the blockade, sources said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 19:24

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