Two children died after being run over by India’s first semi high-speed train Gatimaan Express during its trial run on Tuesday, at the Runakta station in Mathura, police said.
The two children were identified as Chotu (10) and Arvind (8), sub inspector of police, Chandresh Gautam,said, adding that they were probably crossing the tracks.
The bodies have been handed over to family members, he said.
In its trial run after getting the nod of commissioner of railway safety, the train (Gatimaan Express) developed a technical snag and had to be halted for nearly one hour between Mathura Junction and Baad stations.
“The train then was dragged up to Mathura Jn. It could move ahead by the same engine ...” PRO Bhupender Dhillon said.