Siliguri, Aug 19 (IANS): Two people were killed in West Bengal after being pushed out of a Guwahati-bound train carrying Assamese fleeing Bangalore, officials said on Sunday.
The incident took place on Saturday night between Belakoba and Raninagar stations of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). Nine others were injured, four of them seriously.
NFR spokesman S Hajong told IANS that 11 people were thrown out of the train shortly after it left New Jalpaiguri station. While one of the victims died on the spot, the other perished in the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. One of the victims has been identified. All the injured have been shifted to the North Bengal Medical College Hospital.
Railway sources said the train was carrying a large number of people from Assam who had left Bangalore following rumours that people from the northeast could be targeted.