Indian train kills at least 10 crossing track, triggers protest

August 19, 2013 10:06

NEW DELHI - A train killed at least 10 people crossing a railway track in eastern India on Monday, triggering a protest by passengers who beat the driver unconscious, attacked other staff and torched a carriage, officials and media said.

One report put the death toll at 22, with dozens injured.Railways spokesman Anil Saxena said that some of those hit by the express train were Hindu pilgrims who had left two trains at Dhamara station, 180 km (110 miles) east of Patna, the capital of Bihar state.

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