2 dead, 11 injured in Coimbatore rail accident

August 5th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Aug 5 (IANS) Two people were killed and 11 injured Tuesday when a lorry rammed into an express train at an unmanned railway crossing near this town. Lorry driver Khader Mohideen, 27, and Ananda Kumar, 24, a pedestrian, died instantly in the accident which took place in the suburb of Eechanani, police officials said.

Mohideen, who was trying to cross over the rail tracks, saw the Mangalore-bound train approaching but it was too late, eyewitnesses said. The lorry hit the third compartment of the train, which whizzed past without stopping.

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