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Mob sets railway station on fire in MP after children s death


The Gulabganj railway station in Madhya Pradesh was ransacked on Tuesday by an angry mob and property there set on fire after two children were run over by a goods train at the station, reports said.

Gulabganj railway station is located some 20 km from here and about 75 km from Bhopal.

The incident occurred after a wrong announcement was allegedly made about the train.

The railway station has no foot over bridge, because of which people mostly cross the tracks to reach the station.

This morning, at the station an announcement was made for a train leaving on the up line. Hearing the announcement, some people, including the children, tried to cross the down line by crawling under a goods train which was stationed there.

However, the station master wrongly issued a green signal for the goods train, which suddenly started moving crushing the two children under it to death, railway police said.

The children – Mohammad Ali (5) and his eight-year-old sister, whose name was yet to be ascertained – died on the spot, they said.

Angry villagers also disrupted rail traffic on the route by blocking both the up and down tracks.

Because of this several trains scheduled on the route were stopped at Bina, Bhopal and Vidisha railway stations.

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