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MP: Mob sets Gulaabganj railway station on fire after 2 kids mowed down by train


Hemender Sharma,CNN-IBN
Feb 26, 2013 at 02:10pm IST

Bhopal: Protestors set Gulaabganj railway station in Madhya Pradesh on fire after two children were mowed down by a train on Tuesday. The mob vandalised the station property and set the station premises on fire in which one railway employee was killed. Delhi-Bhopal route has been closed at Vidisha station until the situation gets under control.

The accident occurred at the Central Railway's Gulabganj station after a wrong announcement was allegedly made about the train. The railway station has no foot over bridge, because of which people mostly cross the tracks to reach the station.

on Tuesday morning, at the station an announcement was made for a train leaving on the up line. Hearing the announcement, some people, including the children, tried to cross the down line by crawling under a goods train which was stationed there.

However, the station master wrongly issued a green signal for the goods train, which suddenly started moving crushing the two children under it to death, railway police said. The children - Mohammad Ali, 5, and his eight-year-old sister, whose name was yet to be ascertained - died on the spot, they said.

Later, angry villagers disrupted rail traffic on the route by blocking both the up and down tracks and also damaged some railway property, they said. Because of this several trains scheduled on the route were stopped at Bina, Bhopal and Vidisha railway stations, they added.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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