Hyderabad, Nov 2: At least eight people were run over by a train in Andhra Pradesh Saturday after they pulled the chain and got down from another train following rumours of a fire.
The accident took place near the Gotlam railway in Vizianagaram district station when some passengers of the Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express pulled the chain and disembarked after hearing the train had caught fire. According to eyewitnesses, they came under another train on the adjacent track.
The dead included two women. Two others were injured in the mishap.
Senior police and railway officials rushed to the scene.