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25 cows run over by train near Orissa

The train ploughed through a herd of cattle which was crossing the railway track today afternoon.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2006 19:43 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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At least 25 cows were killed as the Howrah-bound Faluknama Express ran over them at Laxmannath road close to the Orissa-West Bengal border, about 50 kilometres fromBalasore on Sunday.

The train ploughed through a herd of cattle which was crossing the railway track near Laxmannath road at around 3 pmon Sundayafternoon, GRP sources said.

Following the accident, local people who lost their cows, squatted on the track disrupting train movement on the Kharagpur-Balasore section of south eastern railway.

Sources said several trains had been halted at different stations due to the protest by villagers.

A team of district police had been dispatched to the spot to clear the railway line.

First Published: Oct 22, 2006 19:43 IST