Man mowed down by speeding train in Kalahandi

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Kalahandi: A person was mowed down by a speeding train at Shagada near Junagarh railway station in Kalahandi district last night.

The deceased has been identified as Bidyadhar Joshi of Tilajhada village. Some locals spotted the body near the track this morning.

Although the exact cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that Bidyadhar, in an inebriated state, was walking along the tracks when a speeding train ran over him.

Reportedly, the body has been recovered and sent to the hospital for post-mortem. The Government Railway Police have launched a probe into the matter.

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