8 killed, 19 injured in train-tractor collision in Bijnor

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Collision of a train and tractor trolley at a railway crossing on Nazibabad Kotdwar road near Samirpur, Bijnor has killed at least eight and injured nineteen.

“The train was going from Najibabad to Kotdwar, it collided with the tractor at Semapur level crossing. Three people died on the spot, 23 injured were taken to Semapur hospital. 19 people were referred to district hospital, one died in this hospital and the other three are under treatment,” said a police official.
The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those killed and Rs 50 thousand each to those injured.

 

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