Due to heavy morning fog in Bihar’s Munger, an intercity train ran over five women, killing four of them, after they failed to notice it approaching towards them, a senior police official said on Monday.
Five women were crossing the tracks on their way home after taking bath at a nearby ghat, when the incident took place, Munger Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti said.
The women must have failed to notice the approaching Bhagalpur-Danapur Intercity train due to heavy morning fog, he added.
Four of them died on the spot and another received serious injuries, the SP said.
The injured woman has been admitted to Munger Sadar Hospital.
Soon after the accident, angry villagers came to the spot and squatted on the tracks, preventing the bodies from being removed, the SP said, adding that efforts were being made to pacify the locals.
(With PTI inputs)