India: at least 35 killed as express train ploughs through railway station [Guardian]

Date: 19/08/2013

At least 35 Hindu pilgrims were killed and several were injured when an express train ploughed into them at a remote railway station in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The accident happened at around 9am on Monday when a large group of pilgrims got off a local train at a village railway station on the northern banks of the river Ganges and, oblivious of a fast train heading to the state capital Patna, they began crossing the railway track on their way to a Shiva temple. The Patna-bound train ploughed through the saffron-robed pilgrims, mostly young men known as kanwariyas, killing several before it ground to a halt. The death toll is expected to rise.

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