One person was killed and a few others sustained minor injuries when the Guwahati-Delhi Awadh-Assam Express collided with a truck at an unmanned crossing in Barabanki district early Thursday.
The accident took place when the Delhi-bound train rammed the truck, which was passing through Bindaura crossing at 9.15 am. The truck was completely damaged while the train’s engine derailed in the collision.
Truck driver Raj Kishore (50), a resident of Masauli in Barabanki, was killed on the spot. The train driver too sustained minor injuries.
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“While the truck driver was killed instantly, a few people travelling on the train sustained injuries,” said Pankaj Kumar Singh, PRO for Barabanki SP.
“Traffic was resumed on down-line at 10.40 am and on the up-line at 3 pm,” said North Eastern Railways spokesperson Alok Kumar Srivastav.