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5 killed as Chandigarh-bound train rams into vehicles at open level crossing in UP

Shahjahanpur, April 22 (Raftaar News Bureau) :Five people were killed and another was injured after a train rammed into some vehicles at a manned level crossing here whose gates were allegedly not closed at the time of the incident, police said. Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sanjeev Bajpai said the locomotive of Lucknow-Chandigarh Superfast (5012-down) got derailed after hitting the vehicles, disrupting rail traffic in both directions. The incident took place after the train crossed Meeranpur Katra railway station this morning and hit two trucks, a car and a motorcycle at the open crossing, he told PTI. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to the bereaved families, and announced Rs 2-lakh assistance for each of them, an official spokesman said in Lucknow. PTI

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