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Five mowed down by train near Kolkata

kolkata Updated: Apr 01, 2012 08:21 IST

Five persons were crushed to death by a speeding express train while they were crossing over from one platform to another at Santragachi station around 10 km from Kolkata on Saturday afternoon.

Sources said that the victims, in a bid to take a short cut, avoided the over-bridge and went down on the tracks oblivious to the approaching danger.

The down Ranchi-Hatia Intercity Express, which was passing the Santragachi Station with breakneck-speed, mowed them down.

The bodies were thrown into the air and the dismembered pieces landed all across the tracks.

Even though onlookers claimed that the victims, including a child, were all from the same family, railway authorities could not ascertain their identities till reports last came in.