Two persons die after being run over by train in UP

, 4:17 PM IST

Kanpur: Two persons were killed after they were run over by a train due to heavy fog when they were standing on railway tracks, police said here today.

The incident occurred yesterday when the victims, Mohammed Kalim (36) and Sajeev Vajpayee (34) were travelling to Kanpur by Sharm Shakti Express, police said.

Due to heavy fog, the train halted near Jhinjhak Railway station and the duo disembarked and stood on the tracks. Due to poor visibility, they failed to sight the Kanpur-Tundla passenger train approaching them and they were crushed to death on the spot, they said.

Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem and their kin has been informed, police said.