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Shahjahanpur Train Accident: 5 Dead After Train Rams into Vehicles at Open Level Crossing, UP CM Yogi Adityanath Announces Compensation

Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sanjeev Bajpai said the locomotive of Lucknow-Chandigarh Superfast (5012-down) got derailed after hitting the vehicles, disrupting rail traffic in both directions.

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Shahjahanpur, April 22: Five people were killed and one person was injured after a train rammed into some vehicles at a manned level crossing here whose gates were allegedly not closed at the time of the incident, police said.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sanjeev Bajpai said the locomotive of Lucknow-Chandigarh Superfast (5012-down) got derailed after hitting the vehicles, disrupting rail traffic in both directions.

The incident took place after the train crossed Meeranpur Katra Railway Station this morning and hit two trucks, a car and a motorcycle at the open crossing, he told PTI.

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At least five people, three of them from one family, have died in the incident while one person has been sent to a hospital with injuries, he said, adding the death toll could go up.

He said it is being investigated as to how the gates remained open when a train came hurtling down. Relief and rescue work is underway, and police and administrative officers are present there at the site.

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“A team of railway engineers has reached the spot and the work is underway to repair the damaged track. Traffic will be normalised in the next three-four hours,” District Magistrate Indra Vikram Singh said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences to the bereaved families, and announced Rs 2-lakh assistance for each of them, an official spokesman said in Lucknow.

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