Assam: Two killed as train hits SUV at unmanned level crossing

PTI | Updated on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 04:14 PM IST

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Two persons were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train at an unmanned level crossing in Assam's Dhemaji district on Monday, police said.

The Naharlagun-Tinsukia Intercity-Express hit the SUV in Samrajan Panitola area of the district, killing one person on the spot and critically injuring a woman who succumbed to her injuries on the way to the Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.

The local people blocked rail tracks protesting against alleged apathy of the railway authorities in setting up a rail gate at the spot.

Train services were disrupted due to the blockade which was lifted in the afternoon after the officials assured the locals that their demands would be sent to the higher authorities for needful action.

The deceased have been identified as 32-year old Dimple Buragohain and 55-year old Amravati Doley

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Published on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 11:45 AM IST