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Tragic accident: 2 children die after being run over by train near Durgapura railway station

A group of five children were playing near the railway tracks and riding their bicycles.

March 28, 2019, 6:57 pm

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Track near Durgapura railway station where the two children were killed in a tragic train accident.

Jaipur: Two teens died after they were run over by a train while riding bicycles near the railway tracks near Durgapura railway station of Jaipur on Thursday. A group of five children were playing near the railway tracks and riding their bicycles. They were crossing the railway tracks. While three of the children crossed the tracks ,two were run over by the train. The identity of the deceased children is yet to be ascertained. The police reams rushed to the spot after getting the information and took the bodies to Mahatma Gandhi hospital’s mortuary. According to the police, a group of children aged between 12 and 14 years were riding bicycles on the railway tracks. They were so engrossed that they didn’t hear the Jodhpur-Indore Ranthambore Express approaching towards them. The kids tried to get away from the track as soon as possible but two teens could not make it and hence were run over by the train. The two children died on the spot. The incident occurred around 11:30 am near Taruchaya Nagar at Durgapura railway station, added police. A huge crowd gathered at the spot after the incident. Locals suspect that the group of children was probably going to their homes from school after appearing in their exam. “The bodies have been put in the mortuary of a hospital. We are trying to identify the children. Further investigation is going on,” said a police officer.

First published: March 28, 2019