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Four railway gangmen mowed down by speeding train

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 Four railway gangmen killed after being hit by a speeding Koyna Express

Railway-Track-300x225Mumbai: Four railway gangmen, carrying out maintenance work on the tracks, were today killed after being hit by a speeding Kolhapur-bound long distance train between Thakurli and Kalyan railway station in the neighboring Thane district, police said.

Jaychand Gangaram (53), Dattaray Devaji (56), Pandurang Kashinath (53) and Hari Nana (58) were busy conducting maintenance work on the tracks between Thakurli and Kalyan railway station when the mishap occurred, railway police said.

“The victims could not make out that a fast train was coming and the tragic incident occurred at about 9.45 AM,” said a railway police official.

The four were hit by Koyna Express and died on the spot, they said, adding the bodies were sent to a nearby government hospital for post-mortem examination.

PTI

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