On Thursday morning, the Lucknow-Chandigarh express collided with a truck, a DCM trailer, and two motorcycles at a manned level crossing in Shahjahanpur district, killing five people and injuring many others. The incident occurred in Katra police circle, and the railway crossing gate was not closed by the gateman. The train driver attempted to use the emergency brakes but was unable to stop the train.
“The Lucknow-Chandigarh Super Fast Express was passing the Ullasnagar crossing. A truck, a mini truck, and a motorcycle were standing on the track which came under the train. A total of five people were killed in the accident, out of which three belonged to one family. One of the deceased is from Punjab. Another injured person is undergoing treatment. The accident took place between Bareilly and Shahjahanpur at 5.30 this morning,” said Shahjahanpur DM Indra Vikram Singh.