Three children were killed after they were hit by Faizabad Express in the Masuri area of Ghaziabad on Monday morning. The three have been identified as Azad (8),Dilshad (6) and Fardeen (6). While brothers Azad and Dilshad were declared dead on arrival at a hospital,Fardeen succumbed to injuries a few hours later.
A senior police officer said the incident took place at 9.30 am,behind the Masuri Kasba,where Azad and Dilshad lived. Fardeen,who was their cousin,had arrived to from Meerut to attend a wedding. The three were playing near the tracks. Two trains were moving on the tracks behind their homes. The three children began waving at passengers on one of the trains. Because the noise of the passing train was great,they didnt notice the approaching Faizabad Express. All three were hit by it,despite passengers screaming at them,asking them to move, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rannvijay Singh said.