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Goods train runs over four labourers sheltering under it in Odisha's Jajpur


Published on: June 7, 2023 | Updated on: June 7, 2023

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Bhubaneswar: At least four labourers were killed and three others critically injured in Odisha's Jajpur Road railway station after being run over by a goods train on Wednesday, an official said.

The labourers had sheltered from heavy rain under the goods train when it started rolling.

"There was a sudden thunderstorm. The labourers were working at a railway siding where a goods train was standing stationary. They sheltered under it but unfortunately, the goods train which did not have an engine attached to it started moving causing the accident," said a railway spokesperson.

"Four people died as a result and three were injured," he added.

However, locals at Jajpur claimed that two more of the injured have also succumbed to injuries.

The incident occurred five days after a major accident involving three trains in Odisha's Balasore district, which killed 288 people.