Lahore-bound goods train hits tractor-trolley, one killed

March 8th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin  


Amritsar, March 8 (IANS) A Lahore-bound goods train hit a tractor-trolley in dense fog at an unmanned railway crossing at a village near here Saturday, leaving one person dead and two injured. Avtar Singh was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead. The injured people were taken to a government hospital here.

The accident took place near Gharinda village near the Attari border check post, 20 km from here. The tractor-trolley driver did not see the approaching train in dense fog and collided with the train.

There were seven people on the tractor-trolley but four managed to jump out in time.

Railway and police officials rushed to the spot. A case was registered at the Gharinda police station.

The Pakistan-bound goods train resumed its journey after a delay.

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