Train accident kills 21, hits crowded rickshaw in India
August 20, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
PATNA, India--A passenger train struck a crowded rickshaw, killing 21 people at a railway crossing in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a railway official said Tuesday.
All the passengers and the driver of the motorized rickshaw died in the accident that occurred late Monday near Semra, a town in Bihar, said Vinod Kumar, a railway police superintendent.
The crossing gate was open and the rickshaw was crossing the track when the train hit it, dragging it for about 500 meters, Kumar said.