Ariyalur, India: Three family members killed in crossing collision

21 Aug

Three family members, including a child, were killed when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a train on a manned level crossing in Senthurai, near Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu. Media reports have said that the accident occurred when the motorcyclist circumvented a lowered barrier despite the crossing keeper alerting the rider to the approaching train. Those killed were the motorcyclist, his daughter and a grandchild. A third person riding pillion jumped clear before the collision.

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