Jajpur: At least six labourers were killed and three others critically injured in Odisha’s Jajpur Road railway station after being run over by a goods train Wednesday, an official said.
The labourers had sheltered from heavy rain under the goods train when it started rolling.
“There was a sudden thunderstorm. The labourers were working at a railway siding where a goods train was standing stationary. They sheltered under it but unfortunately, the goods train which did not have an engine attached to it started moving causing the accident,” said a railway spokesperson.
“Four people died as a result and three were injured,” he added.
However, locals at Jajpur claimed that two more of the injured have also succumbed to injuries.
The incident occurred five days after a major accident involving three trains in Odisha’s Balasore district, which killed 288 people.
PNN & Agencies