21 Feared Dead As Auto Rickshaw Collides With Train At Unmanned Crossing In Bihar

Twenty One people have feared dead after a passenger train hit an overloaded rickshaw at a railway crossing in Motihari district in Bihar. According to the reports reached here, all the passengers and the driver of the motorized rickshaw died in the accident that occurred late on Monday night.

Sources in the Railway has informed that the crossing gate was open and the rickshaw was crossing the track when the train hit it, dragging it for about 500 meters. Among the dead were seven children and six women. They were returning from offering prayers at a temple near Motihari.

Rescue operations have been started. The local and railway authorities have been pressed into service to handle the situation.

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