Free Press Journal

11 killed as train hits car in Bihar


Patna: At least 11 people, including four children, were killed and three seriously injured Saturday night when a goods train hit their car in Bihar’s West Champaran district, police said.

The accident took place at the unmanned Rajghat railway crossing near Bettiah, about 200 km from Patna, when the car carrying people from a wedding including the groom, was hit by the goods train.

“Four people were killed on the spot and seven succumbed to their injuries at a hospital,” a district police official said.

The three injured, including the groom, are battling for their lives.

There were 14 people in the car.

According to police, all the victims were from one family.