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Woman run over by rail engine

By Our Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 1 . A 57-year-old woman was killed when she was run over by a train engine while attempting to cross the railway track under the overbridge at Pettah on Sunday evening.

Police identified the deceased as Indira, a resident of Anayara. An official said the accident occurred at around 5 p.m. when the woman was `caught off guard' by the engine which was changing track under the bridge.

Meanwhile, local people blocked the track accusing the railway department of `not informing' the local residents about the movement of railway engines. The situation was defused following the intervention of the Pettah police. Three trains, the Inter-city Express, Vanchinadu Express and Kollam-Nagercoil shuttle, were delayed for nearly half-an-hour owing to the incident.

Hit-and-run accident

The body of a middle-aged woman was found on the National Highway near Kollemcode under the Kazhakoottam police station limits late on Sunday night. Police suspect the woman to have been killed in a `hit-and-run' accident.

An official said efforts were on to identify the deceased and the vehicle involved in the suspected accident. The body has been kept at the Medical College Hospital mortuary.

Youth killed

A 21-year-old youth was killed when the motorbike on which he was travelling collided with a KSRTC bus near Pravachambalam early on Sunday morning. Police identified the deceased as Biju Kumar, a resident of Balaramapuram. The accident occurred at around 5.30 a.m.

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