India

Express Train in India Kills 37 Hindu Pilgrims Crossing Railroad Tracks, Pilgrims Attack Train Driver, Set Coaches on Fire

In the state of Bihar

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At least 37 Hindu pilgrims were killed and several were injured when an express train ploughed into them at a remote railway station in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

The accident happened at around 9am on Monday when a large group of pilgrims got off a local train at a village railway station on the northern banks of the river Ganges and, oblivious of a fast train heading to the state capital Patna, they began crossing the railway track on their way to a Shiva temple.