Lucknow, November 6: Days after the Amritsar tragedy in which 60 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a passing train, another similar incident has surfaced from Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. According to reports, four gangmen working on a railway line were run over and killed by a train between Sandila and Umartali stations. The four men were working on the tracks between the two station s which is about 60 km from state capital Lucknow. Amritsar Train Accident: AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khera Calls Mishap 'Small Incident'.
As per details available, the Kolkata-Amritsar Akal Takth Express ran over them at around 12 pm, a railway spokesperson said. According to a report by PTI, Additional SP, Hardoi, Gyananjay Singh saying that the gangmen who lost their lives are Kaushal (32), Rajesh (35), Ram Swarup (45) and Rajendra (42). The bodies have been sent by the Railway Police for post-mortem. Delhi: Three People Run Over By Train Near Nangloi While Drinking Liquor on Railway Tracks.
As soon as the incident was reported, senior officials rushed to the spot and initiated a probe into the matter, northern railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar informed. According to Northern Railways, the four men were reportedly doing drilling work on the track without any prior block. Man Commits Suicide by Jumping Before Train Near Kandhla Railway Station.
According to reports, any repair work should be done on tracks with prior blocks taken from the concerned zone. Also, specific blocks or time is taken for repair to make sure that workers are not caught in between the two approaching trains.