Father-son killed in car-train crash


In a fatal accident, father and son of a family died and the mother suffered serious injuries on Monday morning, when the Rajdhani Express crashed into an i20 vehicle at a crossing at Shiyalkhati under Chabua.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle was approaching the intersection when the driver slammed on the brakes and slid into the side of the freight train which was travelling about 100km/h. “When the i20 tried to cross, the train hit it and pushed it down the tracks,” said an eyewitness.

Meanwhile the deceased were identified as Bimal Sharma (father) and Arnab Garg Sharma (son).