Thursday, January 21, 2010

Train kills a family of four in Pakistan

From The Frontier Post

Four, including two kids, crushed by train

F.P. Report LAHORE: Four of a family including two children were crushed by 13 Up Awam Express near Balloki railway crossing, in Kahna Kacha area. According to Pakistan Railways sources,the family was attempting to cross the railway track when they were hit and run over by the train coming from Karachi. All four died on the spot. According to police, the couple along with their two children, after getting off a train was crossing the railway line when another approaching train crushed them all to death. Police shifted the dead bodies to nearby hospital. Meanwhile, citizens held a protest demonstration against the killing of the four persons. They chanted slogans against Railways authorities over loss of four precious lives and demanded to build overhead bridge to cross railway line to save precious lives. They said that there was no alternate to cross railway line and citizens were forced to cross line and dozens of precious lives have been lost while crossing it. Railway authorities when approached said that the incident occurred due to the mistake of the deceased who were crossing railway line carelessly. Police after registering a case into the incident have initiated the investigations.

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