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Two dead in collision between train, tractor trolley near Pune

Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 9:05am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

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Two people are reported dead in a collision between a train and a tractor trolley near Pune, Maharashtra, officials said. 11 are suspected to have serious injuries.

The accident occurred around 7.30 am on Saturday at a manned level crossing between Yavat and Urli around 40km away from Pune, and involved the Secunderabad-Mumbai (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus) Duronto express. 


The remains of the tractor, tossed aside by the speeding train - Anuj Ismail

Officials said it is extremely rare that a train would pass through if the gate is open for road traffic. Prima facie it appears the gate was not shut or the train might have jumped a red signal. 

A high level inquiry into the accident has been instituted. 

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