Rajdhani Express ploughs into cattle in Uttar Pradesh, 8 animals killed

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A train ploughed into cattle on the tracks in Uttar Pradesh, killing eight animals. File photo

Rajdhani Express train ploughed into cattle on the tracks in Uttar Pradesh, killing eight animals, officials said on Monday. The incident took place late Sunday evening between Jaswant Nagar and Balrai railway stations due to dense fog, they said.

The Rajdhani Express on the Delhi-Howrah route also hits and injured 10 other animals, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Jyotsna Bandhu said. Meanwhile the local authorities took the injured animals to a local cow shelter for treatment, the SDM said. The railway personnel have cleared the rail track, she added.

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