Most of the victims were travelling on top of the locomotive of the train. The impact of the collision could be gauged from the fact that the truck was blown into pieces, Singh said.
The injured had been admitted to nearby health centres, he said, adding that senior officials had rushed to the spot.There was, however, no major damage to the train and it resumed its journey about three hours after the accident.
“It was the speeding truck that hit the train’s locomotive. Three-fourths of the locomotive had gone past when the collision took place,” a railway official said.