Woman, granddaughter get run over by train in city


Bhubaneswar: In a hapless incident, two members of a family including a minor girl were killed after being run over by a speeding train near Patia railway station here today.

The deceased have been identified as Asanti Das (50) and 13-month-old Ridhi Pattnaik, both residents of Hindol in Dhenkanal district.

Reportedly, the incident took place at around 9.20 am when five members of the family were crossing the railway tracks in Patia station to board a train to Puri.

While three of the family had already crossed the tracks, the woman and her granddaughter were still on the tracks when suddenly they were being run over by Guwahati-Bangalore Express. The duo was killed on the spot.

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